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Promoting national implementation of international biodiversity targets

Strengthening national implementation of global biodiversity targets

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Cofinancier

    Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

  • Overall term

    2023 to 2025

  • Other Stakeholders

    BMZ, National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAP) Accelerator Partnership (Accelerator Partnership), NORAD

  • Products and expertise

    Climate, environment, management of natural resources

Women sitting together; some are pointing up. Copyright: GIZ Laos


The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has been the subject of international work to better protect biodiversity since 2011. Nevertheless, the countries involved have not made any far-reaching progress. When biodiversity is lost and ecosystems are damaged, important ecosystem services dwindle. These include food and water provisions, protection against floods and droughts, and climate stability. This particularly jeopardises the livelihoods and development of the population in developing countries and emerging economies.

The Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) is designed to initiate a turnaround. The adoption of the GBF has now created a political option to support motivated and ambitious countries in their work to conserve the resources they depend on.

An indigenous person speaking from the podium at the UN Biodiversity Conference 2022. Copyright: GIZ


Selected implementing countries are in a better position to put into place national biodiversity targets aligned with the Global Biodiversity Framework.


The project focuses on:

  • advising on national policy processes to adapt the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) in ambitious countries and implementing particularly important measures. NBSAPs are the central instrument for achieving the international targets at national level.
  • promoting the participation of indigenous peoples and local communities.
  • supporting international exchange of knowledge and experience.

The Norwegian development agency NORAD provides EUR 5.1 million of cofinancing for the project. Important cooperation partners are Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI) and the Union of Ethical Biotrade (UEBT).

Last update: April 2024

A group of people standing at the edge of a field; some are holding maps. Copyright: GIZ Brazil

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