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UNEP helping countries with biodiversity conservation targets November 08,2019   |  Source: CBD

Much of the work of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is not headline-grabbing and involves things like gap analysis, assessments, strategic action plans and capacity-building—training governments in the use of certain databases, for instance.

One such project that falls into this category is Support to eligible countries to produce their 6th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

"Some of our work might seem dull to outsiders but it's nevertheless vital for shifting the needle on matters environmental,” says Antony Kamau, a UNEP programme officer working on the project. “It also provides vital data for national planning and is the primary resource for global assessments on the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity.”

Signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity is dedicated to promoting sustainable development. Conceived as a practical tool for translating the principles of Agenda 21 into reality, the Convention recognizes that biological diversity is about more than plants, animals and micro-organisms and their ecosystems—it is about people and our need for food security, medicines, fresh air and water, shelter, and a clean and healthy environment in

 

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