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Number of countries with developed or revised NBSAPs

Key indicator facts

Indicator type

Response

Applicable for national use

Yes

Indicator classification

Operational and included in the CBD's list of indicators

Indicator type

Response

Applicable for national use

Yes

Indicator classification

Operational and included in the CBD's list of indicators

Last update

2016

Coverage

Global

Availability

Freely available

Partners

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Contact point

Robert Hoft: robert.hoft@cbd.int

Key resources

Websites

Find an NBSAP or National Report

Indicator description

Each Party to the CBD is obliged to develop a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), which is the mechanism for implementing the Convention at the national level. Since the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, Parties have been revising and updating their NBSAPs to bring them in to line with the Strategic Plan and its twenty Aichi Biodiversity Targets. This indicator directly monitors progress towards Aichi Target 17, by measuring how many CBD Parties have developed and revised their NBSAPs in line with the Strategic Plan.

Related Aichi Targets

Primary target

17

Target 17:

By 2015 each Party has developed, adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated national biodiversity strategy and action plan.

Primary target

17

Target 17:

By 2015 each Party has developed, adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated national biodiversity strategy and action plan.

17

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GOAL 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

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Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions.

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GOAL 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Target 13.2| Relevant indicator

Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.

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GOAL 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

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GOAL 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development.

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GOAL 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

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GOAL 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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GOAL 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

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GOAL 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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Key indicator facts

Indicator type

Response

Applicable for national use

Yes

Indicator classification

Operational and included in the CBD's list of indicators

Indicator type

Response

Applicable for national use

Yes

Indicator classification

Operational and included in the CBD's list of indicators

Last update

2016

Coverage

Global

Availability

Freely available

Indicator description

Each Party to the CBD is obliged to develop a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), which is the mechanism for implementing the Convention at the national level. Since the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, Parties have been revising and updating their NBSAPs to bring them in to line with the Strategic Plan and its twenty Aichi Biodiversity Targets. This indicator directly monitors progress towards Aichi Target 17, by measuring how many CBD Parties have developed and revised their NBSAPs in line with the Strategic Plan.

Contact point

Robert Hoft: robert.hoft@cbd.int

Graphs / Diagrams

Figure 1. Submission of NBSAPs by Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Source: cbd.int/nbsaps, 24 November 2016.

Current storyline

In line with Article 6 of the Convention on Biological Diversity, all Parties are required to develop a National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) which reflects the objectives of the Convention. Decision X/2 also urged parties to update and revise their NBSAPs in line with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. As of 24 November 2016, 189 out 196 Parties have submitted an NBSAP, 125 of those are post-2010, of which 131 take the Strategic Plan into account.

The Number of countries with developed or revised NBSAPs indicator directly monitors progress towards Aichi Target 17, by measuring how many CBD Parties have developed and revised their NBSAPs in line with Article 6 of the Convention, and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. Parties are classified in four groups:

  • Parties whose post 2010 NBSAP takes the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 into account. An increase in this category represents an increase of progress towards Aichi Target 17.
  • Parties whose post 2010 NBSAP does not take the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 into account.
  • Parties who have not yet submitted a post 2010 NBSAP.

Data and methodology

Coverage: Global, regional, national.

Scale: Aggregated from national data.

Time series available: 2010 - 2016.

Next planned update: 2017. Up to date information is available from www.cbd.int/nbsaps.

Possible disaggregations: by region, nation.

Methodology: This is indicator is based on a count of the number of NBSAPs that have been submitted pre and post-2010, and whether those submitted post-2010 incorporate the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

National use of indicator

For individual country information on NBSAP submission, visit https://www.cbd.int/nbsap/search/default.shtml.

Further resources

Key indicator facts

Indicator type

Response

Applicable for national use

Yes

Indicator classification

Operational and included in the CBD's list of indicators

Indicator type

Response

Applicable for national use

Yes

Indicator classification

Operational and included in the CBD's list of indicators

Last update

2016

Coverage

Global

Availability

Freely available

Partners

Cbd logo en green

Convention on Biological Diversity

Contact point

Robert Hoft: robert.hoft@cbd.int

Key resources

Websites

Find an NBSAP or National Report