Biodiversity for Development Initiative at the Secretariat
Following a series of international conference which called for the strengthening of linkage between poverty reduction and conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity (Paris, 2006; Trondheim, 2007), the Biodiversity for Development Initiative of the CBD Secretariat was officially launched during COP 9 in Bonn, Germany, with support from the French and the German governments and UNDP.
In keeping the spirit of Article 6 (b)
of the Convention, the initiative works in close collaboration with the development partners to:
1) Promote the integration of biodiversity priorities into sectoral policies and cross-sectoral strategies,
2) Facilitate the exchange of information, experiences and best practices, and
3) Strengthen the linkages with CBD programmes of work and raise awareness of the Parties on the crucial role of biodiversity-poverty linkages towards development.