National Biodiversity Planning to Support the implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan in Republic of Kazakhstan

Introduction

The project addresses the country’s need to continue to fulfill its obligations under the CBD, with particular focus on the Convention’s Article 6 and the CBD COP Decision X/2. Above all, the project is a significant contribution to Kazakhstan’s efforts towards implementing the CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020 at the national level. The project builds on the current status and achievements of Kazakhstan with respect to biodiversity planning and reporting. It aims to integrate Kazakhstan’s obligations under the CBD into its national development and sectoral planning frameworks through a renewed and participative ‘biodiversity planning’ and strategizing process. This process is expected to produce measurable targets for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. It will equally ensure that the value of ecosystems’ goods and services, as well as the challenges and opportunities for ecosystem-based adaptation and resilience are taken into consideration in the process. 

Expected Outcomes

• A participative stocktaking exercise on biodiversity planning takes place and national biodiversity targets are developed in response to the global targets

• The National Biodiversity Strategic Plan is revised/updated and it fully integrates new aspects of the CBD strategic plan, such as mainstreaming and anchoring the implementation of the plan into national development frameworks, valuing ecosystem services and promoting ecosystem-based adaptation and resilience

• National frameworks for resource mobilization, Convention reporting and exchange mechanisms are established and strengthened

Finance



2012-2014

Total resources

$485,000

GEF

$220,000

UNDP

$20,000

Government (in kind)

$170,000

NGO (in kind)

$30,000

UNDP (in kind)

$45,000

Project overview
Status
Active
Project start date
2012
Estimated end date
2014
Geographic coverage
Kazakhstan
Focus Area
Energy and environment
MDG
Ensuring environment sustainability
Project Manager
Talgat Kerteshev, talgat.kerteshev@undp.org
Partners
Forestry and Hunting Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture