Keynote Address by Elizabeth Mrema, Director, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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 and its Aichi Targets beginning with the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs) revision process (Aichi Target 17).
The MEAs 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), Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention), International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) and the World Heritage Convention, as well as UNEP divisions and coordinating bodies. It was agreed that NBSAPs to be a guiding framework involving all sectors, local communities and policy makers in promoting synergistic implementation of biodiversity related conventions at the national level.
South-South Experience Sharing Workshop on NBSAPs and synergies among the Biodiversity Conventions
15-17 March 2016, Nairobi, Kenya
Elaboration of options for Enhancing Synergies
among biodiversity-related conventions
Sourcebook of Opportunities for Enhancing Cooperation
among the Biodiversity Related Conventions at National and Regional Levels
Synergies and Cooperation:
Status report on activities promoting synergies and cooperation between Multilateral Environmental Agreements, in particular biodiversity-related conventions, and related mechanisms.
Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Biodiversity Indicators Partnership
Global Biodiversity Outlook 4