As of: January 2018
INTERACT-Bio Integrated regional action for Biodiversity: Supporting National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) implementation through the mainstreaming of biodiversity objectives across City-Regions.
Objective and activities
INTERACT-Bio aims to work with sub-national governments to align their planning with the NBSAPs. The project will focus on mainstreaming biodiversity into land use planning and decision-making at the sub-national level, addressing Aichi Biodiversity Target 2. A target city-region or a city, depending on the context of each country, will be selected to adopt local biodiversity planning and implementation.
State of implementation/results
- A “Training on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity” (TEEB) was held in Tanzania, 29.-30/08/2017, which aroused interest and which stakeholders perceived positively.
- In Kochi, the project start is planned for October; high-level representatives of the government of Kerala and of the ministry for environment, forestry and climate are expected.
- In Brazil, a public presentation of the selected metropolitan areas was organized during the „Brazilian Environmental Management Forum“.