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Mainstreaming biodiversity: A review of national strategies

Whitehorn, P. R.; Navarro, L. M.; Schröter, M.; Fernadez, M.; Rotllan-Puig, X.; Marques, A.

Abstract:
Biodiversity is suffering dramatic declines across the globe, threatening the ability of ecosystems to provide the services on which humanity depends. Mainstreaming biodiversity into the plans, strategies and policies of different economic sectors is key to reversing these declines. The importance of this mainstreaming is recognized by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its Aichi targets. Individual countries can implement the goals of the CBD through their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs), which aim to, inter alia, support the mainstreaming of biodiversity into the policies of key economic sectors, such as agriculture, forestry and fisheries. This paper investigates the performance of countries at incorporating biodiversity mainstreaming into their post-2010 NBSAPs. We conduct a large-scale review of 144 NBSAPs against five criteria and calculate a national-level indicator for comparing levels of mainstreaming among countries. Our results show that developing countries, particularly those in Africa, have higher scores, indicating that they have a higher awareness of the importance of biodiversity mainstreaming. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000095177
Veröffentlicht am 14.06.2019
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0006-3207, 1873-2917
KITopen-ID: 1000095177
Erschienen in Biological conservation
Band 235
Seiten 157-163
Schlagworte Biodiversity loss, Mainstreaming, NBSAPs, Aichi targets, Economic sectors
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