United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP’s Biodiversity and Ecosystems Global Framework 2012-2020 lays out a roadmap for UNDP’s contributions to achievement of the CBD Strategic Plan and, more specifically, the Aichi Targets. The overall strategic objective outlined in the Framework—to maintain and enhance the goods and services provided by biodiversity and ecosystems in order to secure livelihoods, food, water and health, enhance resilience, conserve threatened species and their habitats, and increase carbon storage and sequestration—has been reinforced by the integration of biodiversity considerations in the UNDP Strategic Plan for 2014-2017. In this Plan, UNDP recognizes the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem management for the achievement of its core mission and vision, which is “to help countries achieve the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion”. As the largest single operational and financial UN player in the field of environmental sustainability, UNDP