UNEP-WCMC Project to Review Incorporation of Biodiversity Values into NBSAPs

28 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has encouraged CBD parties to participate in a survey organized by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP-WCMC) and the Institute for European Environmental Policy, which is part of a project aiming to identify good practice and lessons learnt from incorporating biodiversity and ecosystem service values into national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs).

The survey aims to review national approaches, while the study will specifically review the different approaches and reasons for integrating biodiversity values in NBSAPs, considering the full range of types of value, including both monetary and non-monetary values. The study is expected to support implementation of Aichi Targets 1 and 2 of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. Aichi Target 1 relates to the awareness of people of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably. Aichi Target 2 relates to the integration of biodiversity values into national and local development and poverty reduction strategies and planning processes. The closing date for participation in the survey is 23 April 2012. [CBD Notification]