Streamlining the Carpathian Biodiversity Framework into the national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) - Online Consultation meeting
27 February 2024, online meeting
In light of the decisions made at Carpathian Convention COP7 (COP7/1), which established the Carpathian Biodiversity Framework (CBF) as the regional tool for implementing the Global Biodiversity Framework in the Carpathian region, and recognizing the growing global interest in regional approaches for achieving overarching goals and targets, the Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention organized consultations in regard to operationalizing the Carpathian Biodiversity Framework for the benefit of the Carpathian countries, as well as for further strengthening synergies between the Carpathian Convention and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) with a particular focus on streamlining the Carpathian Biodiversity Framework into the national biodiversity strategies and action plans.
The online consultation meeting took place on 27 February 2024 at 10:00 CET.
As a multilateral environmental agreement, the Carpathian Convention acts as a regional instrument for enhancing implementation of global and European policies. The GBF explicitly encourages Parties to work with existing mechanisms and processes at varying levels and invites biodiversity-related conventions to contribute to implementing the GBF. The Carpathian Convention fulfils these provisions by becoming the first region in the world to apply the GBF at the regional level through the Carpathian Biodiversity Framework. The Carpathian Biodiversity Framework is a comprehensive instrument that supports implementing the GBF by translating global goals and targets into tangible, transformative actions at the Carpathian level.
By regionally implementing the GBF, the Carpathian Convention enhances synergies with other biodiversity-related conventions, furthers the promotion of mountain biodiversity, and mainstreams the Carpathian Convention into both global reporting mechanisms and national strategies and actions. To empower the Carpathian countries in implementing the Carpathian Biodiversity Framework, the Carpathian Convention Secretariat together with the Chair of the Carpathian Convention Working Group on Biodiversity – Czech Republic are initiating process of consultation on streamlining the Carpathian Biodiversity Framework into the national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), which should mutually strengthen the implementation of both the Carpathian Convention and CBD, avoid isolated approaches, and maximise limited financial and human resources.