BirdLife and the Convention on Biological Diversity sign agreement for biodiversity
By Adrian Long, Mon, 20/12/2010 - 11:19
BirdLife’s Director of Asia Programme, Cristi Nozawa (top left), Noriko Moriwake, Associate Programme Officer at the CBD (top right) and Vice President of BirdLife Asia Mr Noritaka Ichida were in Tokyo to brief Princess Takamado on the new agreement.
- Support the development, testing and application of a framework of indicators for measuring progress in achieving biodiversity targets adopted by the Convention and contribute to strengthening capacities in selected countries to adapt global biodiversity targets to their national contexts and make data available for biodiversity monitoring.
- Make data on avian biological diversity available to Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity for, inter alia, national clearing-house mechanisms, national reports and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans.
- Continue to strengthen the implementation of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas, in collaboration with the Friends of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas and with particular focus on the conservation of Important Bird Areas, and support the active participation of BirdLife Partners in similar mechanisms at the national level.
- Support the growth of the LifeWeb Initiative as a means to strengthen financing for implementing the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas, including by supporting Parties in the development of their invitations for support based on highest national priorities, and encouraging donors to use this platform to inform their decision making and support projects profiled on it.
- Strengthen collaboration on the practical application of the CBD criteria for the identification of Ecologically and Biologically Sensitive Areas in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction and other aspects of the implementation of the Programme of Work on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity.
- Facilitate linkages between national BirdLife Partners and CBD Parties’ national focal points, and strengthen collaboration on the local, national and regional implementation of the CBD including by contributing analysis, experiences case studies, best practices and practical guides towards the development and implementation of CBD work programmes linking biodiversity with development and poverty eradication.
- Strengthen the science and policy efforts to link biodiversity with climate change mitigation and adaptation.
- Raise awareness on the value of biodiversity and the steps that people can take to protect it by supporting Parties to strengthen the implementation of Communications, Education and Public Awareness programmes, especially through the activities of national BirdLife Partners, their members and local networks.