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The NBSAP Forum contains 1,000 Aichi Biodiversity Target-related resources and is one of the largest repositories of this kind of information. We offer free downloads of papers, scientific articles, resource guides, presentations, videos and reports. Each resource is tagged to the relevant Aichi Biodiversity Target and any related topics, such as spatial planning, national reporting and gender mainstreaming. You can share resources and explore our resource library here!

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    Presentation: The power to change the Earth system – and personal responsibility?

    This presentation describes why and how scientists view our Earth as a system, and what that means for our understanding of global change processes and our capacity to intervene in them. The presenter, Dr. Sarah Cornell of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, describes the distinction between hitting limits and respecting boundaries, reflecting on biophysical processes, societal activities, and the role of knowledge and engagement in navigating sustainable pathways.

    Sixth National Reports - Technical Guidance documents (English, Spanish, French)


    The 6NR Technical Guidance provides guidance to GEF-eligible Parties to the CBD in their work to develop high quality, gender-responsive and data-driven sixth national reports (6NR) using global and national indicators by 31 Dec. 2018. Our goal is to build the capacity of Parties to ensure that this reporting process improves national decision-making processes related to the implementation of NBSAPs, utilizes the best available data to monitor indicators of biodiversity status and trends, and effectively engage stakeholders to develop reports on progress towards achieving each ABT.

    Spatial Data for Better Decision-Making - 6NR Webinar Series

    In this webinar, Dr. Jamison Ervin discusses the relevance of using Spatial Data to guide decision-makers and practitioners on biodiversity conservation. An emphasis is put on the NBSAPs and national reports associated. Scott Atkinson also introduces the tool MapX with a live demo, and presents different spatial data layers to participants.

    CBD Online Reporting Tool - 6NR Webinar Series

    The CBD Online Report Tool allows countries to enter data and prepare their national report before submitting them to the CBD before December 2018. In this webinar, Alexandre Rafalovitch is presenting the tool, with a specific focus on technical aspects and answers questions from Parties. Simultaneous translation was ensured in Spanish and French.

    Romanticising Biodiversity, Balakrishna Pisupati

    We have just completed twenty-five years of adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that was born out of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit (UN Conference on Environment and Development), along with two other Conventions, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The milestone passed silently with muted voices on the need to conserve biological diversity and ecosystems that harbour such diversity.