Division of Environmental Law and Conventions

NBSAP Revision Process

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)Conference of the Parties (COP) 10 decision X/2, requested UNEP and other international organizations to support the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategic Plan 2011-2020 beginning with the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs) revision process, and to commence its implementation by 2014.

The MEA focal points for Biodiversity and Ecosystems in their respective regions were tasked with providing technical and advisory support to the governments with their NBSAP update and revision processes, coordinating training workshops and implementing Global Environment Fund (GEF) related projects. This comprehensive process was further confirmed by the secretariats of biodiversity-related MEAs – CBD,Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS),Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Conventionon Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention), International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) – UNESCO  World Heritage Centreand UNEP divisions and coordinating bodies and was agreed to be a guiding framework involving all sectors, local communities and policy makers in promoting synergistic actions at the national levels.



Synergies and Cooperation:

Status report on activities promoting synergies and cooperation between Multilateral Environmental Agreements, in particular biodiversity-related conventions, and related mechanisms.