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Side Event #2831


Date Monday
2018.11.26 @ 18:15
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Room Red Sea - GRULAC Room
Building 1
Capacity: 144 people
Conference COP 14 / CP-COP-MOP 9 / NP-COP-MOP 3
Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
Title Towards the implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) in the Arab countries
Strategic Plan 2011-2020
National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)
Aichi Biodiversity Targets
National Reports
Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Aichi Biodiversity Targets


This side event will discuss the progress towards the implementation of each country’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), the principal instrument for implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the national level (Article 6), in the context of the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP14) which will be hosted by Egypt in November 2018.

Initiatives on biodiversity conservation in the Arab region will be presented to showcase progress in the mainstreaming of biodiversity and in implementing the Aichi targets at the national level. The meeting also will address synergies between biodiversity-related conventions and provided a platform to discuss joint technical coordination among Arab countries in the region for effective participation in the 14th and 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the CBD convention. 

The key outputs of this event will be calls for better mainstreaming of biodiversity into the economic and industrial sectors, as well as for the development of specific indicators for measuring the progress towards achieving national targets stated within the NBSAPs. Finally, the side event will call for forming a voluntary regional taskforce to follow up on key actions and recommendations before, during and after the CBD COP14.

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The Fifth National Report on the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity

This is the fifth national report on biodiversity reporting the kingdom’s progress on the implementation of the convention on biological diversity. The report addresses the country biodiversity on three levels. The first level reports on the status of biodiversity, its trends and associated threats with a particular focus on the changes which took place since the submission of the fourth national report in 2009. The second level covers an update on the implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), including a preliminary review of the progress made on the achievement of the various themes of the 2003 plan and the proposed projects. It also addresses the framework for the update of the plan as part of the country’s commitment towards the alignment of the plan with the global biodiversity strategy 2011-2020 and its associated Aichi targets. The third level presents a preliminary compilation of the national progress against the achievement of the global Aichi targets 2020 and the foreseen approach to systemize the process of their national alignment and integration.



The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The remarkable biodiversity of Jordan is a reflection of its varied physical characteristics which have yielded an unusual case of richness in landforms and biological diversity in terms of landscapes, ecosystems and species. At the intersection of three continents, Jordan encapsulates four bio-geographical regions: Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian, Sahara-Arabian, and the Sudanian Penetration. All four transform into 13 vegetation types which, in turn, embrace over 4,000 species of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine fauna and flora. In 2003, Jordan adopted its first national biodiversity strategy and action plan, and after ten years of concerted efforts to safeguard its biodiversity, the update of the strategy took place to reconfirm Jordan’s commitment to conserving its biodiversity, continuing its alignment with the global movement under the Convention on Biological Diversity, and renewing its response to the continued loss of ecosystems and species as a result of the direct and indirect threats that hinder the sustainability of the country’s diversity.



Lebanon’s Marine Protected Area Strategy

This Strategy defines the following goal: The establishment of a network of marine protected areas, established and managed within an integrated marine management framework, that contributes to the health of Lebanon’s sea and marine environment. To achieve this goal, this Strategy aims to fulfill the following objectives: — To establish a more systematic approach to marine protected areas planning and establishment; — To enhance collaboration for management and monitoring of marine protected areas; — To increase awareness, understanding, and participation of the local community in the marine protected areas network; and — To link Lebanon’s network of marine protected areas to the Mediterranean networks


Strategy for marine protected areas  

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The second forum in UAE

Some photos from the second biodiversity forum organized in cooperation with UAE.



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