The specific objectives
of the workshops were to:
- Facilitate national implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, including by assisting Parties to develop national biodiversity targets in the framework of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets;
- Assist Parties in reviewing, updating, revising and implementing the national biodiversity strategy and action plan, with consideration given to how it can serve as an effective tool for mainstreaming biodiversity into broader national policies;
- Raise awareness to stimulate early actions to implement other Aichi-Nagoya outcomes, in particular, the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing and the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety;
- Support countries in making use of the findings of the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3) and the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study, and in considering how the findings could be integrated into updated and revised NBSAPs;
- Facilitate active learning opportunities and peer-to-peer exchanges for National Focal Points and persons in charge of implementing and revising NBSAPs.
The expected outcomes
of the workshops included:
- Adoption of national targets in line with the Strategic Plan by 2012;
- A new generation of updated and revised NBSAPs, adopted as policy instruments and fully integrated into national planning processes by 2014;
- Early entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing and the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety;
- Effective implementation of other COP-10 decisions, particularly as relates to the promotion of the TEEB findings and positive incentive measures for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; and
- Effective sharing of knowledge, practices and technologies in support of the implementation of the Convention.