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Stories of change: mainstreaming biodiversity and development

IIED, UNEP-​WCMC

Book/Report, 26 pages

Getting biodiversity concerns into the policies and plans of government ministries and private sector companies is a goal that can take many years to achieve. Huge amounts of energy and determination are needed to bring the right people together. These stories highlight where this has been done and a change is starting to be seen.

They cover:
*Working with mining companies
*Working with the media
*Working to draft legislation for tacking biopiracy
*Mainstreaming biodiversity in an urban context
*The importance of building relationships with the right people.

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IIED and UNEP-WCMC (2015) Stories of change: mainstreaming biodiversity and development. IIED, London.

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This Darwin Initiative and BMZ-funded project is supporting African countries to use their revised national biodiversity and strategy action plans (NBSAPs) as a vehicle for integrating biodiversity into development policy and planning.

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