Biodiversity for Development

Due to its expertise and ability to widely disseminate information, the SCBD has established, with the support of the French and German governments, an initiative that specifically demonstrates the benefits of biodiversity to development and poverty alleviation as a follow-up of the Conference on Biodiversity in European Development Cooperation (Paris – September 2006) and the last Trondheim/UN Conference on Ecosystems and People – Biodiversity for Development – The road to 2010 and beyond (Norway – November 2007). This initiative led by the Biodiversity for Development Unit is aimed at the integration of biodiversity into relevant development processes and was launched officially duing COP 9 on May 27, 2008. The three inter-related specific objectives of the initiative are:

  • To promote the integration of biodiversity considerations into sectoral and cross-sectoral policies at the regional and national levels, as well as to incorporate the development dimension into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAP's).
  • To facilitate the exchange of experiences and the dissemination of lessons learned and good practices regarding the integration of biodiversity into development sectors and poverty reduction strategies and programmes.
  • To establish a network of professionals coming from the main organisations and cooperation agencies in charge of development at the international and regional levels.

Biodiverstiy for Developments current strategic plan for biodiversity are set for a desired end date of 2020.

January 2008
January 2020

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The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is an international network of organisations that promotes learning on the linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.

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