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Objectives and Activities

Objectives

The overall goal of the Biodiversity for Development initiative is to improve the integration of the three objectives of the Convention into development plans and priorities in keeping the spirit of Article 6 (b).

The three inter-related objectives of the initiative are:

  1. To promote the integration of biodiversity considerations into sectoral policies or cross-sectoral strategies (e.g. Poverty Reduction Strategies or Sustainable Development Strategies) as well as ensuring the development dimension in National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs);
  2. To facilitate the exchange of experiences and the dissemination of lessons learned and good practices regarding the integration of biodiversity into development sectors and poverty reduction strategies and programmes;
  3. To strengthen the linkages between CBD Programmes of Work and development / poverty alleviation, and raise awareness of the Parties on this crucial issue.

Activities

The Secretariat of the Convention produces tools, guidelines and information materials, and supports knowledge-sharing among Parties, development partners and other stakeholders on the integration of biodiversity, poverty reduction and sustainable development through organizing workshops and other events.

It also seeks to mobilize support from a range of partners at global, regional and country level for the mainstreaming of biodiversity. (See Partnerships for more information)

Major materials produced and activities conducted include:

Publications

  • Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Technical Note and Policy Brief
  • CBD Post-2015 Newsletters
  • CBD Technical Series No.55 Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: A State of Knowledge Review
  • CBD Technical Series No.54 Interdependence of Biodiversity and Development Under Global Change

Workshops and events

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme