National Biodiversity Targets & Indicators

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The development of national targets, and the updating and revision of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), will be key processes in fulfilling the committments set out in the Strategic Plan. To support countries in these efforts, the Secretariat, together with global and regional partners and with generous support of the Government of Japan and other donors, is convening a series of regional and sub regional capacity-building workshops throughout 2011 and 2012. The workshops will build on the success of the first series of Capacity Development Workshops for NBSAPs and Biodiversity Mainstreaming held in 2008 and 2009.

Uganda held its first Capacity Building workshop for the review and update of the NBSAP in June 2012, to create awareness and knowledge about NBSAP review and updating processes. The workshop led to the identification of possible national biodiversity targets and indicators.



Strategic Goal A: Address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society

Target 1: By 2020, at the latest, people are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they  can take to conserve and useit sustainably.
Target 2: By 2020, at the latest, biodiversity values have been integrated into national and local development and poverty reduction strategies and planning processes and are being incorporated into national accounting, as appropriate, and reporting systems.
Target 3: By 2020, at the latest, incentives, including subsidies, harmful to biodiversity are eliminated, phased out or reformed in order to minimize or avoid negative impacts, and positive incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are developed and applied, consistent and in harmony with the Convention and other relevant international obligations, taking
into account national socio economic conditions.