ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability has initiated a project on mainstreaming biodiversity across city-regions in India, Brazil and Tanzania. The INTERACT-Bio: Integrated sub-national action for Biodiversity: Supporting implementation of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAP) through the mainstreaming of biodiversity objectives across City-Regions project is supported through the International Climate Initiative 2016 of Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany and the India chapter of the project is being facilitated by ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia.
The overarching goal of the project is to support the attainment of Aichi Target 2, whilst contributing to other Aichi Targets, especially Target 1 and 17.
The project fosters synergies between climate protection and biodiversity by conserving and restoring ecosystems essential to achieving the overall goals of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The project aims to contribute to the vital role ecosystems play in the global carbon cycle and in adaptation to climate change, as well as the provision of a wide range of ecosystem services that are essential to human well-being and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 11, 14 and 15.
Time Duration: Four years