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Options and Approaches for Realizing Target 16 of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

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The tenth meeting of Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 10) adopted the Strategic Plan for 2011-2020 including a set of global biodiversity targets called the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. COP 10 also decided that by 2015, Parties to the CBD develop, review, update and revise the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) that include relevant national and/or regional targets. Target 16 of the Aichi Target deals with the issue of entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) and subsequent national implementation. Review of the post 2010 NBSAPs undertaken by FNI (Balakrishna Pisupati and Christian Prip) indicate that weak focus on Target 16 in the NBSAPs. This Report provides options for countries to strength the focus on Target 16 related to ABS and also further implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS at national level.

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