Project Lead: Onno Van Den Heuvel Duration: 01 Dec 2012 to 31 Dec 2018
A key issue within the implementation of the Convention for Biodiversity (CBD) is the lack of financial resources for the protection of biodiversity. Most states lack reliable information on what funds are needed to effectively implement the CBD's Strategic Plan, where these funds can be sourced and how they can be adequately and effectively assigned. The Project addresses these gaps in knowledge. BIOFIN generates data on previous investments in the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, as well as the resources needed for the implementation of the Strategic Plans in each country. On this basis, the gap between demand and actual financing can be calculated. The gained information is integrated in the development of approaches that aim to improve the financing of the conservation of biodiversity in the long-term - e.g. the drafting of national strategies on resource mobilisation or the revision of national development plans.