Many of the issues discussed in plenary during the Working Group, as well as within the context of side events, were reflected in the diverse range of poster submissions. While all submissions utilized the 11 goals under the 2010 Biodiversity Target as a standard reference frame, individual posters focused on several key issues including:
- mainstreaming and the link to sustainable development and sectoral engagement;
- NBSAP planning processes;
- evaluating, monitoring, revising, and updating NBSAPs;
- achievements related to terrestrial and marine protected areas;
- integration into national planning and the subsequent implementation of the ecosystem approach;
- legal frameworks for implementing the Convention;
- application of CBD thematic programmes and cross-cutting issues such as agrobiodiversity, ABS, biosafety, and education and public awareness; and
- sub-national biodiversity planning.
There were several posters that focused specifically on the issue of sub-national implementation
. India submitted three posters on state-level experiences in developing and implementing biodiversity strategies and action plans in Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, and Madhya Pradesh states. One of Mexico’s two submissions was on the national approach of encouraging states to develop individual BSAPs. Issues related to sub-national implementation were the focus of the side events
organized by Canada and Mexico. This theme was also raised several times in plenary.