Building Capacity for Subnational Biodiversity Planning
ICLEI and the SCBD collaborated in preliminary consultations with Parties and selected subnational and local authorities on the need for implementation of NBSAPs by subnational governments. ICLEIwas tasked with guidelines for an integrated approach in the development and implementation of national, subnational and local biodiversity strategies and action plan and undertake capacity development.
The Guidelines provide detailed and comprehensive guidance on thirteen general areas for action to promote integration, coordination and cooperation, applicable to national, subnational and local levels of government. To develop the guidelines, ICLEI consulted with selected national and subnational governments; developed comparative analysis of their biodiversity strategies and action plans; presentated of the draft guidelines at CBD COP 13; and led capacity building workshops in Africa and India.