National Biodiversity Planning to Support the Implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan in the Republic of Serbia

About the Project

This project is part of the second generation of Biodiversity Enabling Activities (BD EA) under the GEF. Republic of Serbia has been Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) since 2002. The project addresses the country's need to continue to fulfill its obligations under the CBD, with particular focus on the Convention's Article 6 and the CBD COP Decision X/2. Above all, the project is a significant contribution to Serbia's efforts towards implementing the CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020 at the national level. The project builds on the current status and achievements of Serbia with respect to biodiversity planning and reporting. It aims to integrate Serbia's obligation under the CBD into its national development and sectoral planning frameworks through a renewed and participative 'biodiversity planning' and strategizing process. This process is expected to produce measurable targets for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. It will equally ensure that the value of ecosystems' resilience are taken into account in the process.

Expected Outcome

  • A participative stocktaking exercise on biodiversity planning takes place and national biodiversity targets are developed in response to the global Aichi Targets;
  • The NBSAP is revised/updated and it fully integrates new aspects of the CBD strategic plan, such as mainstreaming and anchoring the implementation of the plan into national development frameworks, valuing ecosystem services and promoting ecosystem-based adaptation and resilience;
  • National frameworks for resource mobilization, Convention reporting and exchange mechanisms are strengthened.

Budget



Donors Year Amount Currency
Global Environment Fund Truste, United Nations Development Programme 2016 105,173.00 $
Global Environment Fund Truste, United Nations Development Programme 2015 87,682.00 $
Global Environment Fund Truste, United Nations Development Programme 2014 82,403.00 $
Global Environment Fund Truste, United Nations Development Programme 2013 32,365.00 $