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Reporting on nature

On Friday 23 November, during COP14 in Sharm-el-Sheik, was hosted a one-day workshop on Using National Reporting to Improve NBSAP Implementation and Development of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. During the introduction session, Jamison Ervin, Manager of the Nature for Development Program, gave a presentation on Reporting on Nature, emphasizing the biodiversity trends and the consequences for humanity. Her presentation is available in this post. 

Setting Standards: India’s Stakeholder Consultation Process to prepare its Sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity

In 2017, India initiated the process of preparing its Sixth National Report (6NR) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). India has previously submitted five national reports to CBD in 1998, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2014.


Eco-Tourism: Rwanda’s Fastest Growing Sector

Biodiversity makes a substantial and direct contribution to the Rwandan economy through eco-tourism. Rwanda’s eco-tourism industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, and has shown significant potential for future growth.


Utilizing Spatial Planning for Sustainable Development | Insights from Serbia’s 5th National Report to CBD

Serbia’s Fifth National Report (5NR) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) highlights the success of Serbia’s Republic Agency for Spatial Planning (SASP) in integrating and harmonizing Serbia’s ecological, economic and social development, based on the principles of sustainability. SASP achieves this goal by informing policy and development decisions through local, regional and national level spatial plans. The success of SASP corroborates the importance of having spatial planning integrated into national development policies and plans.  


Valuation and Approaches to Valuing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Examines a range of valuation tools and methods, and the different circumstances in which each tool can best be applied. This topic begins by providing a summary of the most frequently applied methods for assessing the economic values of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and then continues with a selection of examples of how these methods have been applied in the economic valuation of various types of ecosystem services around the world. It will take you approximately 45 minutes to complete this lesson. 

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