National Biodiversity Planning to Support the implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan in Botswana

Brief Description

This project is part of the second generation of Biodiversity Enabling Activities (BD EA) under the GEF. Botswana has been Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) since 1995. The project addresses the country’s need to continue to fulfill its obligations under the CBD, with particular focus on the Convention’s Article 6 and the CBD COP Decision X/2. Above all, the project is a significant contribution to Botswana’s efforts towards implementing the CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020 at the national level. The project builds on the current status and achievements of Botswana with respect to biodiversity planning and reporting. It aims to integrate Botswana’s obligations under the CBD into its national development and sectoral planning frameworks through a renewed and participative ‘biodiversity planning’ and strategizing process. This process is expected to produce measurable targets for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. It will equally ensure that the value of ecosystems’ goods and services, as well as the challenges and opportunities for ecosystem-based adaptation and resilience are taken into consideration in the process. The project will achieve its objective through the implementation of three components, whose activities are thoroughly described in the GEF approved proposal for BD EA. They are: (1) A participative stocktaking exercise on biodiversity planning takes place and national biodiversity targets are developed in response to the global Aichi Targets; (2) The NBSAP is revised/updated and it fully integrates new aspects of the CBD strategic plan, such as mainstreaming and anchoring the implementation of the plan into national development frameworks, valuing ecosystem services and promoting ecosystem-based adaptation and resilience; and (3) National frameworks for resource mobilization, Convention reporting and exchange mechanisms are strengthened.

Impact

START DATE

January 2018

END DATE

December 2025

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE
IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

Digital Good

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

FLANDERS INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGNECY, FLEMISH GOVERNMENT

Federal Office for the Environment-FOEN

GOVERNMENT OF BELGIUM

GOVERNMENT OF GERMANY

GOVERNMENT OF NORWAY

GOVERNMENT OF UNITED KINGDOM

UNDP Funding Windows

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PRO

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$41,841,237

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2017$0

2018$852,510

2019$4,849,550

2020$5,580,277

2021$6,043,218

2022$2,656,157

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