Biodiversity Conservation

Assistance to National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Updating

 With the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 at CBD COP-10, Parties to the CBD have been requested to update their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) with the new Aichi Biodiversity Targets, including reporting on their adopted national targets at COP-11 in October 2012 and their adopted strategies at COP-12. NBSAPs are the principal instruments for implementing the Convention at the national level (Article 6). The Convention requires countries to prepare a national biodiversity strategy (or equivalent instrument) and to ensure that this strategy is mainstreamed into the planning and activities of all those sectors whose activities can have an impact (positive and negative) on biodiversity. Development of indicators is an integral part of NBSAP updating.To support this process a workshop for South Asian countries on indicator capacity building, as part of updated NBSAPs, was organized on 16 – 19 July, 2012. The overall objective of the workshop was to strengthen capacity in the production of indicators as part of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) updating process.

The workshop was funded by UNEP and implemented by UNEP-WCMC and the UNEP Regional Office for Asia-Pacific (ROAP) as an activity of the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP). It was hosted by the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP). The workshop was designed in co-ordination with the Secretariat of the CBD.

2012.07.16 South Asia BIP Capacity Building Workshop Report –

SACEP has developed its capacity in the areas of Indicators Development in Updating NBSAPs. We understand that all SACEP member countries are in the process of updating their NBSAPs. SACEP can assist member countries on request, in updating NBSAP with availing its technical support for the development of indicators in the process of NBSAP updating.