National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans Accelerator Partnership (NBSAP-AP) Operational Launch --20 September 2023
On 20 September 2023 at 9:00am (EDT), David Cooper, Acting Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity joined dignitaries, experts and advocates in the Nature Positive Hub at Climate Week NYC for the operational launch of the NBSAP-AP. Participants discussed the importance of NBSAPs and role of the NBSAP Accelerator Partnership.
🌿🗽 Join us at #NaturePositiveHub during #ClimateWeekNYC for the launch of the NBSAP Accelerator Partnership!— UN Biodiversity (@UNBiodiversity) September 18, 2023
Let's talk NBSAPs and the crucial role of this partnership:
📅 Sept 20
⏱️ 9 am ET
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Interim Steering Committee Meeting --18 September 2023
The first meeting of the Partnership’s interim Steering Committee (iSC) was held on the margins of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 78) in New York City at UNDP Headquarters, led by the Governments of Colombia and Germany who are the Co-Chairs of the Partnership. The iSC meeting provided the NBSAP Accelerator Partnership with crucial political momentum to signal early implementation efforts and leadership in the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework through the adoption of the Accelerator's initial core services and value proposition at the first meeting.
During the first semester of 2023, the Partnership’s inception phase has been taking place with Partners developing its operations and structure. Participants in the meeting articulated efforts to boost accelerated biodiversity action on the ground.
- Colombia, represented by, Susana Muhamad, Minister of Environment, highlighted the importance of high ambition and a whole-of-government/whole-of-society approach for NBSAP implementation. The NBSAP-AP’s ambition is to mobilize countries to put biodiversity at the forefront. The NBSAP-AP included 23 governments at its initial launch at COP15, with 48 governments now expressing interest.
- Germany, represented by Christiane Paulus, Director General of the Directorate for Nature Conservation, Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, Nature-based Climate Action, focused on the importance of achieving results. Germany has invested $20million into the initial phase of the NBSAP-AP.
- The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are partnering together, with support from Germany, to establish a global coordination unit for the Partnership.
- Germany welcomed Katherine Madden as the global coordinator for the Global Coordination Unit.
- The Steering Committee discussed the modalities for country engagement and matchmaking between NBSAP needs and providers. It also discussed a roadmap for the future.
Global Coordination Unit of the NBSAP-AP Surveys
Two surveys are being conducted by the interim Global Coordination Unit of the NBSAP-AP, comprising the CBD, UNDP and UNEP.
To allow high survey participation, the deadline to complete the surveys has been extended to 15 November 2023.
Should you require any further information or assistance, please contact the NBSAP Accelerator Partnership interim Global Coordination Unit at email@example.com.
NBSAP Accelerator Partnership Stakeholder Mapping Survey
Get involved as a stakeholder to support the review, update, implementation, and monitoring of NBSAPs and contribute to the goals and targets of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).
The purpose of this survey is to identify the range of stakeholders involved, their roles, the support they offer, and their geographic scope. The goal is to enhance collaboration and cooperation for biodiversity.
The results of the survey will help to inform and guide the NBSAP-AP and other NBSAP supporting initiatives and processes, including the Global Environment Facility's Early Action Support Project, on how to best foster synergies among stakeholders and offer tailored support for the effective implementation and monitoring of the GBF through coordinated actions.
Rapid Capacity Needs Assessment Survey
This survey is intended to provide insights into the existing capacity and resources, the capacity needs, and priorities and the challenges faced by Parties in the review, as well as monitor the updating and implementation of their NBSAPs.
The results of the survey will help to inform and guide the NBSAP-AP and other NBSAP supporting initiatives and processes, including the Global Environment Facility's Early Action Support Project, on how to best support the Parties' capacity-building efforts.
The information gathered will also be crucial in facilitating the formation of communities of practice, fostering knowledge and experience-sharing, and enabling policy alignments.