Due to its expertise and ability to widely disseminate information, the SCBD has established, with the support of the French and German governments, an initiative that specifically demonstrates the benefits of biodiversity to development and poverty alleviation. This initiative led by the ?Biodiversity for Development Unit? is aimed at the integration of biodiversity into relevant development processes. The three inter-related specific objectives of the initiative are:
? to promote the integration of biodiversity considerations into sectoral and cross-sectoral policies at the regional and national levels, as well as to incorporate the development dimension into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans;
? to facilitate the exchange of experiences and the dissemination of lessons learned and good practices regarding the integration of biodiversity into development sectors and poverty reduction strategies and programmes;
? to establish a network of professionals coming from the main organisations and cooperation agencies in charge of development at the international and regional levels.
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Our initiatives database describes significant international initiatives designed to explore the links between conservation and poverty reduction, from broad poverty-environment programmes to focused single-issue agendas. Search by key word or implementing organisation.
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