To assist practitioners, countries and regional organizations in enhancing cooperation at the national and regional level, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with support from the European Union and the Government of Switzerland developed this Sourcebook of opportunities for enhancing cooperation among the Biodiversity-related Conventions at national and regional levels. The Sourcebook is part of UNEP’s broader efforts to strengthen capacity to implement Multilateral Environmental Agreements and environmental law more broadly and coherently, and to increase compliance. The Sourcebook focuses on what can be achieved through cooperation among those implementing the Biodiversity-related Conventions at national and regional levels. It provides practical examples, checklists, lessons learnt and case studies from around the world which can provide an inspiration for those countries interested in exploring synergies opportunities in their own national and local circumstances.
By providing practical examples, the Sourcebook also aims to inform ongoing processes that are looking into options for enhancing synergies and improve efficiency among the Biodiversity related Conventions. It can also be a useful resource to ensure policy coherence and build on existing implementation processes in order to contribute to the achievement of the future Sustainable Development Goals.