Assessing implementation of CBD National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans
United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies
Date and Time
25 May 2010 13:15 - 14:45
Since 2008 UNU-IAS has been undertaking an assessment of the preparation, content, adequacy and effectiveness of national biodiversity strategies and action plans. One of the objectives of this project is to provide COP, Parties and others with an assessment of the extent to which objectives 3.1, 3.3 and 3.4 of the CBD Strategic Plan have been achieved and suggest priorities for supporting national implementation in the post-2010 period. The project has sought to examine the mechanisms by which some countries seem to have developed successful and well-implemented NBSAPs, while others appear to have been unable to do this. It attempts to assess the extent to which NBSAPS integrate biodiversity concerns into sectoral and cross-sectoral policies including sustainable development strategies, poverty reduction strategy papers (PRSPs), and national processes to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The project hopes to draw out lessons learned from national experiences in NBSAP development and implementation, and to identify the obstacles that have prevented some Parties from making progress. This side event will provide a preliminary overview of findings. UNU-IAS plans to publish the final report before COP-10.