South Sudan - National Targets

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The national targets (or equivalent) presented in this database are taken from the NBSAPs received since COP-10, fifth national reports or from documents submitted separately. The mapping of national targets to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets by the Party concerned is indicated in the last column “Related Aichi Target(s)”. All Parties are encouraged to undertake this mapping exercise and to submit this information to SCBD for incorporation in this database.

Reference Target Related Strategic Goals/Aichi Targets
Strategic Objective 1 Develop a stakeholder coordination framework for national and subnational biodiversity management in South Sudan 1, 2, 17
1 By 2018, NBSAP will be adopted and be effectively implemented, with a comprehensive National biodiversity coordination framework in place.
2 Biodiversity values will be mainstreamed into the National Development Plans and Budget Framework papers, and for State and County Development Plans.
3 By 2025, an integrated national biodiversity monitoring, assessment and reporting system will be established.
Strategic Objective 2 Strengthen policy, legislative and institutional capacity for biodiversity conservation and management for all actors in the country 2, 3
4 By 2025, National Government and State Governments will have reviewed relevant legislation, policies and programs to maximise synergies with the NBSAP.
5 By 2025, have prepared legislation and ratified and/or acceded to the Nagoya Protocol, Cartagena and other biodiversity-related conventions (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Waterfowl Habitats (RAMSAR), World Heritage Convention (WHC), International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) and International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).
6 By 2020, National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species will be developed and under implementation.
Strategic Objective 3 Reduce negative impacts and enhance positive impacts on biodiversity through facilitation, design and capacity enhancement for enforcement and compliance, for biodiversity regulations and incentive mechanisms 5, 6
7 By 2022, biodiversity-inclusive environmental impact assessment (EIA) and Environmental Audits, and Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) will be strengthened.
8 By 2022, commitment of states and the elaboration of a National Policy, ensuring the continuous and updated diagnosis of species and genetic resources and effectiveness of Action Plans for Prevention, Contention and Control of loss of biodiversity at species and genetic level in the country will be achieved.
9 By 2022, incentives and subsidies harmful to biodiversity will have been identified and reformed, and controls related to biodiversity will have been enhanced.
10 By 2022, rate of loss of natural habitats (forests, wetlands, water resource catchments) will be reduced by at least %50.
Strategic Objective 4 Strengthen capacity for and conduct resource assessments, spatial, ecological and land use planning and benchmarking of the value of biodiversity in South Sudan to support sustainable use and management of biodiversity 2, 11, 12, 13
11 By 2022, resource assessments, spatial, of biodiversity ecological and land use planning of the value of biodiversity in South Sudan will be completed.
12 By 2026, national plan on ecosystem management, land use and their benchmarked value for sustainable use and management will be integrated into the National Development Plan.
Strategic Objective 5 Restore degraded ecosystems and promote access and benefit sharing of biodiversity and ecosystem services, including for protected areas and nonprotected areas 2, 5, 14, 15
13 By 2024, a programme for effective management of protected areas (PA) and PA current network will be developed and will be under implementation.
14 By 2023, national collaborative resource management programme for PAs, wetlands and water resource catchments will be developed and under implementation.
15 By 2024, programme for restoration of degraded wetlands, including the Sudd, will be developed and under implementation.By 2024, programme for restoration of degraded wetlands, including the Sudd, will be developed and under implementation.
16 By 2024, programme for restoration of degraded forest areas, will be developed and under implementation.
17 By 2023, national programme for rehabilitation of degraded farmlands will be developed and under implementation.
Strategic Objective 6 Develop and implement a resource mobilisation strategy for biodiversity conservation and management 2, 4, 20
18 By 2022, a natural resource mobilisation strategy for biodiversity management will be developed and under implementation.
19 By 2024, at least %50 of the required budget for the NBSAP, generated from diverse sources, will be made available for its implementation.
Strategic Objective 7 Establish knowledge and information management systems and awareness creation for biodiversity conservation in South Sudan 12, 13, 16, 17, 18
20 By 2022, programme for environmental education in the society for improved awareness of population on biological diversity and ecosystem services will be under implementation.
21 By 2020, role of the scientific research and professional institutions, NGO sector and media, including improvement of scientific technologies will be strengthened.
22 By 2022, significant increase in the contribution of scientifically based information into biodiversity decision making processes and management interventions will be achieved.
23 By 2020, biodiversity information system and capacity of Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) will be developed.
24 By 2025, national inventory on genetic diversity of species of cultivated plants, farm animals and wild relatives, with the view to safeguard the genetic diversity of priority species of high socioeconomic value will be completed.