Implementation of the NBSAP
The Swiss Landscape Concept (1997) served as the original strategy for implementing the CBD based on spatial (landscape) planning. To fully comply with national obligations under the Convention, the Swiss Parliament commissioned the development of a new Swiss Biodiversity Strategy which was adopted in 2012 with a special focus on mainstreaming and ecosystem conservation... More »
Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets
As indicated above, the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets were taken into account in the development of the new Strategy. It is therefore assumed that actions for the 10 strategic objectives listed above, to be developed by 2014, will support implementation of several of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)
A new system of financial equalization and division of tasks between the federal government and the cantons was created in 2008 whereby, together, these two levels of government agree on programmes, define the targets each intends to achieve and identify federal subsidies available for funding activities. The cantons are free to organize implementation actions as they see fit, while the municipalities are responsible for the actual implementation of the actions defined by the canton... More »
Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation
“Biodiversity Monitoring Switzerland (BDM)” is a long-term monitoring programme, based on 33 indicators representing important, measurable biodiversity segments. “Monitoring of Sustainable Development (MONET)” is an indicator system to measure progress towards sustainable development. Other programmes include: Agro-Environmental... More »