RBP is seeking to promote action on the ground to effectively
demonstrate how synergies between conventions would work.
As a plan of implementation, RBP is undertaking the following
1. Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Climate Change
Asia Regional Workshop on Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Climate
Change was organized in Dehradun, India between 6-11 April
2003, in partnership with the Secretariats of UNFCC, UNCCD,
CBD, UNDP and IISD. The Government of India hosted this workshop
in Dehradun through Wildilife Insitutue of India. The target
group for the workshop are the country focal points of CBD
and UNFCCC in the region. The focus of the workshop has been
to mainstream Climate Change into Biodiversity, mainstream
Biodiversity into Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), mainstream
Climate change into MDGs and develop country priorities for
implementing actions at national and regional levels.The training
programme also attempted to internalize the incorporation
of biodiversity concerns into NAPs and climate change actions
into NBSAPs through hands-on exercises. A detailed proceedings
of the workshop is planned to be published soon. The major
recommendations that emerged from group discussions of the
workshop are summerised and a comprehensive workshop report
is herewith hosted.
Climate Change and Biodiversity Resource Kit
CD-ROM is a compilation of information on issues of climate
change and biodiversity and is aimed to provide a comprehensive
set of information for both planners and practitioners of
biodiversity conservation and climate change negotiators.
The CD-ROM will be updated quarterly and is available free
of charge for those interested.
Assisting countries to address synergies through NAPAs and
will be developing guidelines on how to integrate biodiversity
concerns into NAPAs and climate change concerns into NBSAPs.
As a pilot case, this till be tested in Bangladesh and Lao
PDR both of which are developing NBSAPs and will soon embark
on the NAPA preparation.
Dr Balakrishna Pisupati
Head, Regional Biodiversity programme, Asia
53, Horton Place,
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adaptation programmes of action. UNFCCC, Bonn.
UNDP 1997 Synergies in National Implementation: The Rio Agreements.
UNDP, New York.
Balakrishna P., 2002 Synergies in Rio Convention. IUCN Regional
Biodiversity Programme, Asia, Colombo.