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Dear users and colleagues working on the Sixth National Report to the CBD, we are delighted to share with you the Technical Review Framework for the 6NR. This technical review framework outlines the key elements that should be included in the 6NR. Following it will help ensure that each report is in alignment with the guidelines contained in annex to CBD/COP/DEC/XIII/27 and related guidance. The CBD Secretariat, UNDP and UN Environment developed it jointly. We encourage you to use this framework as a complementary guide while developing your 6NR.
This note is developed as a technical complement to the “Policy Brief on Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. It is intended to help decision-makers such as government representatives and development professionals to understand more easily the contributions of biodiversity to achieving the SDGs. It presents a mapping of the linkages between the SDGs, and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
Countless companies, governments, NGOs, and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations have collectively committed to eliminate deforestation from major agricultural commodity production. While this global ambition shows great promise, considerable challenges lie ahead. In particular, these challenges include both a lack of transparency and traceability within commodity supply chains and the issue of illegality across production landscapes, which can leave stakeholders vulnerable to a number of economic, social, and environmental risks.
This document sets out a practical, science-based approach to spatial biodiversity assessment and prioritisation, which can be applied at the national level in any country. It is especially useful for countries that are both biodiversity rich and resource constrained, where difficult choices have to be made about how and where to focus conservation action. This document shows how even the most data-poor country can use available global data as the basis for an initial spatial assessment and prioritisation that will yield useful results.
In keeping with the mandate of UNU-IAS, the intention of the authors has been to offer analysis and policy advice to those directly responsible for reviewing the implementation of the CBD, those who will have a role in implementing a new generation of NBSAPs and those working to support countries in their efforts to stem the rate of biodiversity loss.
This report presents the results of a global civil society organization (CSO) consultation process financed by the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) on priority areas for stimulating pro-development commodity- oriented strategies at the international level.
Integrating biodiversity objectives into current development models is a complex challenge and does not happen by itself. The various case studies presented through these factsheets discreetly identify some of the characteristics required to achieve these outcomes. These factsheets of successful stories of mainstreaming are a result of a joint BirdLife International/IUCN project which aimed at complementing the existing literature on this subject, that has remained, so far, mostly on theoretical grounds.
This best practice document provides a summary of the above guidance “Incorporating indicators into NBSAPs – Guidance for practitioners” produced by the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre Policy (a web link to the full report follows the document text). This document is designed to provide guidance on the use of indicators in the preparation and implementation of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs). In 2010, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011- 2020.
This best practice document provides a summary of the above guidance; produced by the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (a web link to the full report follows the document text). This document is designed to support National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan (NBSAP) practitioners in producing updated NBSAPs that incorporate spatial planning considerations through the use of spatial data and mapping. It outlines NBSAP revision steps and points of entry for incorporating spatial data and mapping.