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  • A sum of $14.9 million has been allocated to support implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 2011-2020 Strategic Plan, as outlined in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
  • As at December 2015, the project has completed rapid stocktaking and review of relevant plans, policies and reports...
  • The project is funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

A sum of  $14.9 million  has been allocated to support  implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 2011-2020 Strategic Plan, as outlined in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

The project seeks to integrate Jamaica’s obligation under the CBD into its national development and sectoral planning framework through a renewed and participative biodiversity planning and strategizing process, in a manner that is in line with the global guidance contained in the CBD’s Strategic Plan for 2011-2020.

As at December 2015, the project has completed rapid stocktaking and review of relevant plans, policies and reports; conducted a rapid assessment of the causes and consequences of biodiversity; developed a communication and outreach strategy for the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP); and drafted the fifth national report.

For this fiscal year, the project will seek to integrate new biodiversity targets into national programmes and plans; set national targets, principles, and main priorities of the strategy through national consultations; develop strategy and actions to implement the agreed targets through national consultations; and update the NBSAP document.

The project is funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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