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Biodiversity Indicator Capacity Strengthening in Africa

Biodiversity Indicator Capacity Strengthening in Africa

This document presents examples of the indicators produced as a result of the Biodiversity Capacity Strengthening in Africa project and is designed as a means for sharing experiences and lessons learnt with biodiversity indicator developers across the globe. The report concludes with key challenges and needs for future national indicator development identified by the project partners.

Biodiversity Indicator
Africa
Uganda
Ethiopia
Botswana

Review of national approaches to assessing progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Review of national approaches to assessing progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

It is evident that a variety of approaches are used by countries in order to assess their progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets in Part III of their National Reports. This document aims to identify and summarise these approaches, and the strengths, limitations and considerations for use of each of these.

CBD
Case studies
National reports

National Indicators, Monitoring and Reporting for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

National Indicators, Monitoring and Reporting for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

This report has compiled an evidence base for the existence of national and regional indicators in relation to the 2010 Biodiversity Target, and whether these might be relevant to the new Aichi Targets, but it does not aim to identify which indicators might be needed or suitable for the Aichi Targets. Similarly, the report does not consider the specific data needs and sources for possible indicators for the Aichi Targets. The latter subject is addressed by the GEO‐BON report “Adequacy of Existing Biodiversity Observation Systems to support the CBD 2020 Targets”, which is also designed to support the 2011 AHTEG on indicators.

Biodiversity Indicator
National reports

UK Biodiversity Indicators 2015

UK Biodiversity Indicators 2015

Biodiversity policy is a devolved responsibility in the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have each developed or are developing their own biodiversity or environment strategies. Indicators are being developed to track progress with the respective commitments in each country. The UK indicators have a specific purpose for international reporting and were selected following consultation and agreement between the administrations. The indicators provide a flexible framework and a common set of methodologies which in some cases can also be used for country reporting. The indicators may be subject to further review as necessary.

Biodiversity Indicator
UK

E-learning module: Developing Biodiversity Indicators

Developing Biodiversity Indicators

The BIP has produced an e-learning module on 'Developing Biodiversity Indicators'

Indicator development
Biodiversity Indicator
E-learning
Framework

Review of the global indicator suite, key global gaps and indicator options for future assessment of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Review of the global indicator suite, key global gaps and indicator options for future assessment of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

The Terms of Reference for the AHTEG on Indicators for the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 (decision XII/1), called on the AHTEG to ‘identify a small set of measureable potential indicators that could be used to monitor progress at the global level towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets with a focus on those that are currently not well addressed and those that may be relevant to the United Nations post-2015 development agenda and sustainable development goals’. This document has been developed to support the AHTEG by identifying gaps in the current suite of indicators brought together under the BIP, building upon the indicative list of indicators adopted in decision XI/3 and reviewing potential indicators to fill these gaps. This document is not a report on the state of the world’s indicators.

Biodiversity Indicator
CBD
Global indicator
Strategic Plan
Gap analysis

A mid-term analysis of progress toward international biodiversity targets

A mid-term analysis of progress toward international biodiversity targets

In 2010, the international community, under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity, agreed on 20 biodiversity-related “Aichi Targets” to be achieved within a decade. We provide a comprehensive mid-term assessment of progress toward these global targets using 55 indicator data sets.We projected indicator trends to 2020 using an adaptive statistical framework that incorporated the specific properties of individual time series. On current trajectories, results suggest that despite accelerating policy and management responses to the biodiversity crisis, the impacts of these efforts are unlikely to be reflected in improved trends in the state of biodiversity by 2020. We highlight areas of societal endeavor requiring additional efforts to achieve the Aichi Targets, and provide a baseline against which to assess future progress.

CBD
Global indicator
Strategic Plan

Cross-mapping of indicators under the BIP

Cross-mapping of the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership indicators to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and SDGs

This table maps the current suite of indicators brought together under the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership to both the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals to support the identification of indicator synergies between the processes. This is a working table which will be continually updated to include new indicators as the BIP expands its membership, and greater characterisation of how the indicators can be used at the national level.

National use
Targets
Global indicator
Strategic Plan

Supporting indicators for national use flyer

Supporting indicators for national use flyer

This flyer has been developed to showcase how the BIP supports national use of biodiversity indicators.

Indicator development
Biodiversity Indicator
National use
Targets
National reports