NGOs joint position on CBD Strategic Plan
Posted on 28 April 2010
This paper provides recommendations for the revision of the CBD post-2010 Strategic Plan and has been submitted jointly by BirdLife International, Conservation International, Countdown 2010, IUCN-World Commission on Protected Areas, The Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society and WWF.
The Conference of the Parties (COP) at its ninth regular session, in adopting Decision IX/9 on the revision of the Strategic Plan of the Convention after 2010, invited Parties and observers to submit further views on the revision and updating of the Strategic Plan.
This paper is a response from Birdlife International, Conservation International, Countdown 2010, IUCN-World Commission on Protected Areas, The Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society and WWF to the notification issued by the CBD Secretariat on 7th July 2008. The views expressed in this submission relate primarily, but not exclusively, to the ‘Mission’ of the Strategic Plan which encompasses the ‘2010 Biodiversity Target’ as well as the ‘Framework for Evaluation of Progress’ adopted by COP 8 decision VIII/15 in 2006 to measure the level of achievement of the 2010 Biodiversity Target.