All parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are revising their national biodiversity strategy and action plans (NBSAPs) between 2012 and 2014.This Darwin project focuses on mainstreaming poverty issues into these second generation strategies and plans.
The new Strategic Plan for Biodiversity stresses the importance of mainstreaming poverty issues and using these revised strategies as tools to help integrate biodiversity into development strategies, and vice versa.
The project focuses on Botswana, Uganda, Namibia and the Seychelles, and is intended to build African leadership in biodiversity mainstreaming through capacity building, tools development, technical support and peer-to-peer review. It is being carried out in collaboration with UNEP-WCMC, the CBD Secretariat and the UNDP Poverty Environment Initiative.
For more information you can also visit the project page on DEFRA'a website.
Ten steps to mainstreaming biodiversity - Tips for revising your NBSAPs and to integrating biodiversity needs with development planning generally. Extracted from the Maun Statement below, this short booklet is for anyone wanting to know how to start the process of biodiversity mainstreaming.
Entebbe workshop report - The full report of the second NBSAPs 2.0 project workshop. The focus of the meeting was on integrating biodiversity needs with national development planning processes.
Entebbe Statement on biodiversity in development planning - A formal statement released at the end of the second NBSAPs 2.0 project workshop in Entebbe in July 2013. The statement from the African Leadership Group sets out seven principles for successful mainstreaming of biodiversity into national development processes and plans.
Mainstreaming diagnostic tool - A rapid diagnostic tool to assist policymakers and others to understand the extent to which biodiversity and development objectives are already integrated at the national level, and the obstacles and constraints that need to be overcome to promote further, and more effective, integration. The tool is also available in French and Spanish.
Maun Statement on biodiversity and development mainstreaming with ten steps to biodiversity mainstreaming – A formal statement released by the African Leadership Group at the end of the first NBSAP 2.0 project workshop held in Maun, Botswana in November 2012. The ten steps derive from experience and good practice to date shared by the Maun workshop participants. The statement is also available in Arabic, French and Spanish.
Biodiversity and Development Mainstreaming - A state of knowledge review - The review synthesises experience to date and highlights lessons learned that can support a strong business case for integrating biodiversity in policy, planning and budgetary processes. We invite your feedback to the review by emailing email@example.com
NBSAP 2.0 Biodiversity mainstreaming project flyer - A short overview of the NBSAPs 2.0 Mainstreaming biodiversity and development project.
NBSAPS 2.0: Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development is funded by the UK Government's Darwin Initiative (http://darwin.defra.gov.uk/) with co-funding from UK aid. However, the views expressed herewith do not necessarily reflect the views of the UK Government
See an overview of the side event held at the recent CBD meeting on NBSAPs revision plus presentations on lessons learned to date from Botswana, Namibia and the Seychelles.
Talking about mainstreaming biodiversity: short films and written interviews from our project members and others on the NBSAPs 2.0 process and the challenges of mainstreaming biodiversity.
The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is an international network of organisations that promotes learning on the linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.
This website is partly funded by UK aid and the Arcus Foundation, however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the UK Government or the Arcus Foundation.