National Biodiversity Economy Strategy: opportunities for innovation and investment
In October 2018 the draft National Biodiversity Framework (NBF) was published for public comment. The NBF is a requirement under the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (10/2004). Considering that South Africa is the third most biodiverse country in the world, the government, as custodian of the country's biodiversity, has implemented approximately 30 national strategies, frameworks and systems in the biodiversity sector. The NBF's purpose is to coordinate and align the efforts of the many organisations and persons involved in the complex interplay between these strategies.