Implementation of the NBSAP
The NBSAP was adopted in 2002, with its revision and updating foreseen in the short term. The country recognizes the imperative to update the NBSAP in view of the fact that the existing NBSAP does not cover the linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction. It should be noted as well that the country’s existing Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) does not mainstream environmental aspects however this need was to be addressed in the development of the revised (2010) PRSP... More »
Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets
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Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)
The Government of Guinea-Bissau has recently adopted instruments supporting biodiversity implementation, such as the Framework Environment Law (2011), Environmental Impact Assessment Law (2010), National Action Plan to Combat Desertification (2011), National Action Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change. Other relevant instruments include the Law on Forests (2011), Law on Fauna, Law on Protected Areas, National Strategy on Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation, National Environment Strategy, National Plan for Environmental Management, Environment Code... More »
Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation
Institutions vital for monitoring and reviewing implementation have been created, such as the Institute for Biodiversity and Protected Areas (IBAP), in 2004, the Unit for Environmental Impact Assessment (CAIA), in addition to the country’s first State Secretariat for Environment and Sustainable Development.