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.



Mainstreaming biodiversity in development co-operation

This chapter examines the key role development co-operation plays in supporting biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, as well as integrating biodiversity and ecosystem services into decision making in partner countries. Besides providing financial resources and expertise to biodiversity projects, development co-operation also supports the creation of enabling policy frameworks for biodiversity mainstreaming at the national and sector level. The chapter also analyses the extent to which biodiversity is being prioritised in development co-operation portfolios and operations.


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