Mainstreaming and Synergies

Message on biodiversity and financing for development

  • The ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties will adopt a message on biodiversity and financing for development as a contribution to the International Conference on Financing for Development to be held in Doha in the second half of 2008.
  • The High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development (New York, 23-24 October 2007), see all information

Integrating biodiversity into European development cooperation

  • The Message from Paris – Outcome of the Conference on Biodiversity in European Development Cooperation (Paris, 19-21 September 2006), see the message
  • Background paper on Biodiversity in European Development Cooperation (en es fr)

Framework for Common Action around Shared Goals

This framework was adopted by OECD Development and Environment Ministers at the Meeting of the OECD Development Assistance Committee and the Environment Policy Committee at Ministerial Level (Paris, 4 April 2006), see the text

Poverty-Environment Partnership (PEP)

  • The Poverty-Environment Partnership (PEP) is an informal network of development agencies that aims to address key poverty-environment issues within the framework of international efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, by: (1) sharing knowledge and operational experience; (2) identifying ways and means to improve coordination and collaboration at country and policy levels; and (3) developing and implementing joint activities. Click to access more information
  • The UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative is a joint programme to help countries develop their capacity to “mainstream” poverty-environment linkages into national development planning processes, such as PRSP’s and MDG Achievement Strategies. Click to access more information

Mainstreaming of Global Environmental Consideration by Multilateral Financial and Technical Agencies

GEF agencies include Asian Development Bank (ADB), African Development Bank (AFDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the World Bank. The GEF agencies are required to integrate global environmental challenges into their core development work and, as part of their country dialogues, into poverty reduction strategies and national sustainable development policies and programs. See the progress made

Financial synergies among global environmental conventions

Donor Guide to the Convention on Biological Diversity

  • December 2004 version (230 pages) (, )
  • December 2002 version (130 pages) (, )

Other resources:

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme