Researcher-Writer and Editor for an ENGO Paper on the CBD Strategic Plan

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When: March 2010

Environment Canada invited the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) to coordinate the development of a Preliminary analysis of draft Strategic Plan of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) from a Canadian environmental non-governmental perspective.

The selected ENGO researcher-writer was:

Delegate Report
Preliminary Analysis of the Draft Strategic Plan of the CBD

The paper explores the strengths, weaknesses and gaps of the draft Strategic Plan and includes a preliminary analysis of the draft Plan from a Canadian ENGO perspective.

Context
At its 10th meeting in Nagoya, Japan, in October 2010, the CBD Conference of the Parties (COP) is due to adopt a revised and updated Strategic Plan for the Convention including new biodiversity target(s) for the post-2010 period. A few weeks earlier, a special high-level one day meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with the participation of heads of State and Government, will address biodiversity for the first time, focusing on the post-2010 targets and the role of biodiversity and ecosystem services in addressing the challenges of climate change, poverty reduction and economic development. These events take place in 2010, which the UNGA has designated as the International Year of Biodiversity. The Year provides a unique opportunity not only to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity, but also for governments and stakeholders to address the biodiversity crisis.

In line with Decision IX/9 of the Conference of the Parties, Parties and stakeholders are encouraged to submit views on the revision and updating of the Strategic Plan.

See the CBD Webpage on Revising and updating the CBD Strategic Plan, post-2010 for details.

Background Information
The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was negotiated with a view to mitigate biodiversity loss on a global scale.

The objectives of the Convention are biodiversity conservation, the sustainable use of biological resources, and the equitable sharing of benefits derived from the use of genetic resources. Within the framework of the Convention, Parties address various aspects of biodiversity. The CBD focuses its analyses and activities around ecosystems, and particularly forest, arid lands and marine ecosystems. Some of the main issues tackled by the CBD include the study of the Convention’s application; protected areas; biosecurity; exotic invasive species; and access and benefit sharing of genetic resources. 

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For more information, please contact Sarah Heiberg, National Caucus Coordinator, at 514-833-9810 or by email at sarah@cen-rce.org.

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