Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

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The need to mainstream biodiversity into economic growth and development is being increasingly recognised and is now also firmly embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on experiences and insights from 16 predominantly megadiverse countries, this report examines how biodiversity is being mainstreamed in four key areas: 1) at the national level, including national development plans and other strategies, institutional co-ordination and national budgets; 2) the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors; 3) in development co-operation; and 4) the monitoring and evaluation of biodiversity mainstreaming and how this could be improved.



Good practice insights for mainstreaming biodiversity and development

Mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society is crucial for meeting many of the Sustainable Development Goals. This chapter provides an overview of the interlinkages between biodiversity and sustainable development and highlights assessment frameworks and entry points for biodiversity mainstreaming. Drawing on experiences and lessons learned from 16 of some of the most biodiverse countries in the world, the chapter concludes with the key messages and good practice insights from across the report.


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