National Targets for Biodiversity


Nov 6, 2013 (3 years and 5 months ago)


National Targets for
"Biodiversity...Future Secured..."
What's the process
Currently (2012), the National Biodiversity Authority through
the Ministry of Environment and Forests is undertaking a
revision of National Biodiversity Action Plan and preparation of
set of National Biodiversity Targets for the period 2012 – 2020.
This document is a draft prepared by the National Biodiversity
Authority to seek inputs from relevant stakeholders on the
revision of the Action Plan and the National Targets. Based on a
series of consultations, the outcomes will be presented at the
forthcoming eleventh Conference of Parties to the Convention
on Biological Diversity.
National Biodiversity Authority,
Tel: 044 - 22 542 777, Fax: 044 - 22 541 200, website:, Email:
5th Floor, Ticel Biopark,CSIR Road, Taramani, Chennai - 600 113
A National framework for better management, use and sharing the
benefits of ecosystems goods and services for every citizen of India
Target 1 – By 2020, the national planning process of Government of Target 4 – By 2015, a coordinated and incrementally tested action Target 7 – By 2015, develop a comprehensive national programme on
India considers biodiversity as an integral part of national programme on implementing the Biological Diversity Act (2002) and management of invasive alien species, rare, endangered, endemic
development that is reflected by biodiversity and ecosystem related Rules (2004) developed with a target that by 2020, policy, regulatory and threatened species of flora and fauna, management of urban
issues as a part of implementation strategies across sectors, and enabling actions on conservation, sustainable use and benefit biodiversity and by 2020 achieve its effective implementation.
ministries and programmes with adequate and where possible sharing are firmly in place
specific financial allocations.Target 8 – By 2015, establish national coordination mechanism(s) to
Target 5 – By 2020, achieve atleast 5% increase in agricultural deal with capacity building, sharing of information and knowledge,
Target 2 – Specific programmes linking economic and social well- production systems based on enhanced use of agrobiodiversity, traditional knowledge, technology transfer and cooperation and
being based on conservation and sustainable use action combined participatory actions, public-private partnership and appropriate access and benefit sharing (ABS) issues at State and National levels
with equitable sharing of benefits developed by 2015 and investments in inclusive development agenda besides developing
implemented by government agencies as well as all relevant better approaches for fisheries and livestock management Target 9 –Develop cooperative approaches for conservation that
stakeholder groups, including private sector, thereafter.involves wider stakeholder groups based on commitments and
Target 6 – Develop integrated action frameworks, based on policy and awareness by 2015.
Target 3 – Ecosystems and biodiversity goods and services regulatory reviews and implementation experiences, on forest
maintained, translated into local livelihood security programmes that conservation, protected areas management that include coastal and Target 10 – Achieve, by 2015, institutional and programmatic
results in revival of atleast 7-10% of representative ecosystems by marine areas in a manner that enhances local governance systems by synergies, including on issues of implementation of biodiversity
2020.2017.related Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)
National Biodiversity Targets - 2012-2020
The Vision
“By 2050, biodiversity is valued,
conserved, sustainably managed in a manner
that contributes to well-being of its Citizens
based on principles of equitable sharing of
The Mission
“Recognizing the value of ecosystem
goods and services to sustainable national
development based on principles of social equity
and economic well-being, all relevant sectors
and stakeholders in the country, including local
communities take responsibility in better
governance of the resources and share the
benefits of managing and using the resources,
equitably by 2020.”
One hundred and ninety three The Targets from the basis for the
iodiversity underpins the countries adopted a set of global revised National Biodiversity Action
survival of human beings on biodiversity targets in October 2010 Plan (NBAP) that is also currently
this planet and forms the at the tenth meeting of Conference being reviewed. The suggested
basis for sustainable development. of Parties (COP-10) to the National Targets include a set of ten
Ecosystems and biodiversity offer a Convention on Biological Diversity Targets focusing on issues of
ranger of goods and services to (CBD) for the period 2011-2020, conservation, development and
sustain food security, nutritional and which incidentally is also declared as human well-being and will directly
health securities, provision of water the United Nations Decade on relate to implementing the obligations
services, mitigating climate change Biodiversity (UNDB).of Government of India under the
and for economic development. CBD both as a Party to the
Recognizing this, the United Nations Consequent to this, Government of Convention as well as the in-coming
General Assembly included a Sub- India - Ministry of Environment and COP presidency for the period 2012-
Goal (7b) on biodiversity as a part of Forests and the National Biodiversity 2020 since it will be hosting the
the Millennium Development Goals Authority are engaged in establishing eleventh (COP-11) meeting in
(MDGs) in 2007.a set of National Biodiversity Targets October 2012.
for India for the period 2012-2020.