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Sustainable Commodity Supply Chains Webinar

The production, trade and consumption of commodities have a negative impact on biodiversity. The CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and Aichi Biodiversity Target Four state that direct pressures on biodiversity should be reduced and that areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry production be managed sustainably. The SCSC approach is a tool for teams to use during the revision and implementation of NBSAPs.

Value Chain Finance Beyond Microfinance for Rural Entrepreneurs

In this book the link between chain actors and financial institutions is described as a means to deepen financial services for value chains. Value chain finance aims to address perceived constraints and risks by providing innovative ways of delivering financial services to rural producers and agribusinesses. Value chain finance means linking financial institutions to the value chain, offering financial services to support the product flow, and building on the established relation- ships in the chain.

The Little Biodiversity Finance Book [A guide to proactive investment in natural capital (PINC)]

The Little Biodiversity Finance Book is an excellent sourcebook for recording all these efforts and provides a global assessment of current available financing for biodiversity. It provides a simple and easy introduction to existing financial mechanisms in support of biodiversity. As such, it will be an indispensable tool, for understanding the variety of financing options being used for meeting the three objectives of the Convention for both newcomers to this field and national and international policy makers. Clearly, no task could be more timely or important.

Scaling-up Finance Mechanisms for Biodiversity

"This book, produced under the auspices of the OECD Working Party on
Biodiversity, Water and Ecosystems, considers the opportunities for scaling‐up
finance for biodiversity from six “innovative financial mechanisms” (as classified
in Goal 4 of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Strategy for Resource
Mobilization). These are: environmental fiscal reform; payments for ecosystem
services; biodiversity offsets; markets for green products; biodiversity in climate
change funding; and biodiversity in international development finance.

Transboundary Conservation: A systematic and integrated approach

This new publication by IUCN aims to help transboundary conservation practitioners and those intending to become involved in initiating, managing and governing transboundary conservation programmes. Transboundary conservation is a process of cooperation to achieve conservation goals across one or more international boundaries. Since 1932 when the first officially designated Transboundary Conservation Area was established by Canada and USA (Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park), there has been a rapid growth of transboundary initiatives.

National Targets mapped to Aichi Biodiversity Target 11

The attached PDF provides details on the degree to which national targets set by CBD Parties have been officially mapped to achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. A national target on protected areas from each CBD regional group is highlighted.

Publication on Scaling up Finance Mechanisms for Biodiversity

This document explores six biodiversity finance mechanisms: environmental fiscal reform; payments for ecosystem services; biodiversity offsets; markets for green products; biodiversity in climate change funding; and biodiversity in international development finance.

Tourism Concessions in Protected Natural Areas: Guidelines for Managers

UNDP has a large portfolio of protected area strengthening projects in more than 100 countries worldwide. Many of these projects promote development of a robust protected area tourism concession system and/or individual concessions, as a mechanism for strengthening protected areas, increasing financing for protected area management and for achieving sustainable and equitable development. Run effectively, protected area concessions represent public-private partnerships that can increase employment and livelihood opportunities in a sustainable and inclusive manner.

Public–private partnerships as a management option for protected areas

by Matthew Hatchwell in Animal Conservation 17 (2014) 3–4.

Reflects on growth of PPPs for PA management in sub-saharan African over the last 10 years. Suggests more clarity needed on effectiveness for conservation in the short-term and long-term implications for national management capacity.

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