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INTERACT-Bio Integrated regional action for Biodiversity

As of: September 2021

The partner countries have signed the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and NBSAP have already been drawn up. INTERACT-Bio supports them in establishing the management of biodiversity and ecosystems as a cross-sectional task and as the joint responsibility of national, regional and local authorities. Particularly at the local level, any existing biodiversity potential and its value is identified in selected urban regions, and the possibilities for nature-based solutions are presented by means of pilot projects, thus facilitating and intensifying the implementation of the NBSAP. The information gained flows into the development of sub-national BSAP , while cooperation with regional and local stakeholders is initiated through dialogue processes at the national level. In this way, the project promotes exemplary action in the forthcoming review of the NBSAP. Experiences are published globally and made available to the CBD contracting parties for their NBSAP revisions.

State of implementation/results

  • In Brazil, a public presentation of the selected metropolitan areas was organized during the „Brazilian Environmental Management Forum“.
  • The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India established a steering committee for the project on a national level.
  • The development of a reporting platform is in the process of being realized.

Project data

Brazil, China, Colombia, India, South Africa, Tanzania

Implementing organisation:
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability e.V.

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment - Brazil
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) - South Africa*
  • Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) - China
  • Ministry of Ecology and Environment - China
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - India
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia
  • The Vice-President's Office - Tanzania

Implementing partner(s):
  • ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability e.V.
  • ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability e.V.
  • ICLEI Africa Secretariat
  • ICLEI East Asia Secretariat
  • ICLEI South America Secretariat - Brazil
  • ICLEI South Asia Secretariat
  • ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat

BMU grant:
5.999.705,14 €

12/2016  till  12/2021


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