Fast-tracking action

Ensuring countries have the tools and resources they need to achieve ambitious biodiversity targets


National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) 

Through this initiative, UNDP is working with countries to conduct a rapid review of the alignment of existing NBSAPs with the new framework to identify key areas that will need to be updated and refined in light of the new global framework and targets.  

The NBSAP Forum is a global partnership aiming to support countries in implementing the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its strategic plans, including global biodiversity targets. To achieve this, CBD Parties are required to develop and implement national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), including national targets, and integrate them into relevant sectoral and cross-sectoral plans, programmes and policies, and submit national reports (NRs) on the effectiveness of measures taken to implement the NBSAP.  The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) host the NBSAP Forum, in partnership, through generous funding provided by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). The purpose of the web portal is to support countries in finding the information they need to develop and implement effective NBSAPs and prepare national reports. 

Global Biodiversity Framework Early Action Support

The Global Biodiversity Framework Early Action Support (GBF-EAS) project is designed to mobilise funding and support so that countries can meet the new biodiversity targets. Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the GBF-EAS project is working to fast-track readiness and early actions. The project is jointly implemented by UNDP and UNEP, in partnership with the CBD Secretariat and the GEF, and provides financial and technical support package that focuses on four components: alignment with national biodiversity strategies and action plans, national monitoring systems, policy and institutional coherence, and biodiversity finance. 

GBF-EAS brochure

GBF Early Action Support Project Brochure

NBSAP Accelerator Partnership

The NBSAP Accelerator Partnership is a country-led global initiative aimed at accelerating the implementation of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) aligned with the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). This is done by providing coherent access to financial and technical support as a neutral broker, providing customized in-country/regional facilitation and cross-country learning, raising the political profile of NBSAPs, and promoting cross-sectoral and aligned nature-positive action. Led by Colombia and Germany, and supported by UNDP, UNEP and the CBD, the NBSAP Accelerator Partnership acts as a vehicle to strengthen global, regional, and national ambition and political support to implement the revised NBSAPs and catalyse accelerated biodiversity action. 

Learn more about the NBSAP Accelerator Partnership goals.

Read the NBSAP Accelerator Guiding Principles here.