The European Union (EU) has been supporting biodiversity conservation initiatives in the ASEAN region. In collaboration with the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, the EU continues to invest in biodiversity through the project “Biodiversity Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in ASEAN (BCAMP).” The project aims to contribute to global sustainability by ensuring ASEAN’s rich biological diversity is conserved and sustainably managed toward enhancing social, economic, and environmental well-being. The project will enhance conservation of biodiversity and effective management of protected areas in Southeast Asia to halt or significantly reduce biodiversity loss in ASEAN.
The project is being managed under three components:
- Site level intervention in selected AHPs/PAs
- Enabling support at national level, and
- Regional level intervention
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
UNDP Malaysia is committed to assist Malaysia and its people in establishing sustainable pathways to development and achieving it’s ambition of becoming a developed nation by 2020. Over the years, Malaysia’s progress has been impressive: the country has achieved or is on track to attaining the MDGs at aggregate level by 2015. Staying on course with these results, UNDP Malaysia is working towards realising and exceeding the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. We combine global networks and best practices to indigenous knowledge and experiences to overcome challenges in the areas of:
- Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth
- Democratic Governance
- Crisis Prevention and Recovery
- Environment and Energy for Sustainable Development
- Women’s Empowerment
UNDP Malaysia brings together government agencies and development partners to use aid effectively. In all our work, we have strong focus on capacity building, human rights and women’s empowerment.
The German Cooperation is supporting biodiversity conservation in the region through the Small Grants Programme (SGP), as funded by Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW). The SGP aims to contribute to biodiversity protection and management of natural resources in line with the basic needs of the local population in the ASEAN region by strengthening the ACB in its role to promote biodiversity protection, specifically in selected ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHPs) and adjacent areas.
Another project is the Institutional Strengthening of the Biodiversity Sector in the ASEAN (ISB II) which aims to enhance biodiversity conservation and mainstreaming across sectors, as funded by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). The ISB II project provides an opportunity to integrate lessons and experiences gained from the ISB I Project into regional strategies for biodiversity conservation.
The Ministry of External Affairs is the Indian government agency is responsible for the conduct of India’s relations with foreign countries. The Ministry is responsible for the country’s representation in the United Nations and advises other Ministries and State Governments when the latter have dealings with foreign governments or institutions. The ASEAN Multilateral Division in the Ministry of External Affairs deals with India’s relations with ASEAN.
NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY AUTHORITY
The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) was established in 2003 by the Central Government to implement India’s Biological Diversity Act (2002). The NBA is a Statutory body and that performs facilitative, regulatory and advisory function for Government of India on issue of Conservation, sustainable use of biological resource and fair equitable sharing of benefits of use.
SwedBio is a knowledge interface at Stockholm Resilience Centre contributing to poverty alleviation, equity, sustainable livelihoods and social-ecological systems rich in biodiversity that persist, adapt and transform under global change such as climate change. SwedBio enables knowledge generation, dialogue and exchange between practitioners, policy makers and scientists for development and implementation of policies and methods at multiple scales.
CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force on 29 December 1993. It has 3 main objectives:
- The conservation of biological diversity
- The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity
- The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources
JAPAN BIODIVERSITY FUND
The Japan Biodiversity Fund has been established by the Presidency of the tenth Conference of the Parties (COP 10) in support of the implementation of the Nagoya Biodiversity Outcomes.
One of its key objectives is to support, at regional and sub-regional levels, Parties for the translation of the new Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 into national priorities
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