The adoption of the revised and updated Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets signified a more comprehensive framework for managing and monitoring biodiversity. In order to best support the Strategic Plan, the BIP undertook an extensive review process and has identified the following three key objectives for the continued Partnership:
• An enlarged and enhanced partnership to facilitate experience sharing and indicator implementation in support of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.
• A significant expansion in national capacity-strengthening for the development and use of biodiversity / ecosystem service indicators as part of NBSAP updating and implementation.
• Providing a communication hub website for developing and communicating compelling storylines from the combined suite of global indicators.
Following CBD COP 11, held in Hyderabad in 2012, the BIP received a number of requests from the Parties and was referred to directly in several Decisions, strengthening its role at both the global and national levels. In addition, funding received through the EC ENRTP fund was predominantly aimed to support capacity building activities at the national and regional level. This, among other activities, will fund a number of regional workshops throughout 2012 and 2013 on biodiversity indicators for NBSAPs, as well as a programme to train individuals from across the world so that they are able to facilitate national-level workshops for indicator development as part of NBSAP updating. Through this funding, the BIP is also in the process of developing an e-learning module on biodiversity indicator development, and an online mechanism for indicator developers from across the world to connect with one another in order to seek and offer support.