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CBD Secretariat Reports on Workshop on Mainstreaming of Biodiversity and Integration of Climate Change

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

3 March 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) circulated its monthly bulletin of activities, including a brief report on the Capacity Development Workshop for the Pacific on National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs), the Mainstreaming of Biodiversity and the Integration of Climate Change, held from 2-6 February 2009, in Nadi, Fiji.

The Workshop brought together over 30 participants, who shared experiences and built capacity on the development, implementation and review of NBSAPS and the mainstreaming of biodiversity into broader national, local and regional policies and strategies. Participants highlighted the urgent need to enhance the integration of climate change considerations within NBSAPs and appreciated training in tools, including application of the ecosystem approach, strategic environmental assessments and risk management techniques, and communication education and public awareness. [February 2009 Monthly Bulletin Of Activities] [Workshop Website]