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PARTICIPATORY PROCESSES IN THE NBSAPS REVISION PROCESS

Organizer
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Date and Time
9 October 2014 13:15 - 14:45

Meeting
Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

NBSAPs are the main vehicles of national implementation of the CBD. They are processes through which societies come together to make the difficult decisions of where, when, and how biodiversity and ecosystem services should be conserved, used sustainably, and the benefits of this use shared equitably. While many Parties have conducted participatory biodiversity planning processes, there is often insufficient process documentation to allow a genuine reflection on effectiveness and/or on the limitations of these processes; and the effects of this on the implementation and the overall effectiveness of NBSAPs themselves. As a consequence, the wealth of country experiences in this crucial area is not being shared, learned from, nor built upon. The International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, with funding support from the Government of Japan, presents the findings of a project to facilitate the documentation and analysis of NBSAP revision processes in a select group of countries.