Background information of your Working Group

Take urgent action to halt and reverse biodiversity loss to put nature on a path to recovery for the benefit of people and planet by conserving and sustainably using biodiversity and by ensuring the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from the use of genetic resources, while providing the necessary means of implementation”. – 2030 mission of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Under the light of the 4 goals and 23 targets of the GBF, the Biodiversity Working Group is engaging on a wide variety of issues related to biodiversity and nature conservation. The Working Group connects professionals in more than 10 South and Southeast Asian countries, working on the conservation of biodiversity in a variety of ecosystems and contexts. Supported by the Tandem-Partners in GIZ headquarters, the working group promotes the exchange and discussion on the latest scientific knowledge and initiatives on biodiversity.

In addition, the working group members are encouraged to participate in other Working Group meetings for a better knowledge exchange and networking, as biodiversity is a cross-cutting issue and biodiversity mainstreaming also in other GIZ projects is highly encouraged.


Knowledge exchange, and sharing of good practices and lessons learnt among biodiversity projects in SNRD AP, creating synergies

Issues / Topics

  • Exchanging on processes of international negotiations on Biodiversity: Convention on Biological Diversity and the new Kunming-Montreal Biodiversity Framework (GBF)
  • Biodiversity Planning: exchange on support to National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs) review und updating, and monitoring of achievement of indicators
  • Protected Area (PA) Management and Other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs): exchanging experiences of governance and management effectiveness assessments, sustainable use of resources in PAs, gender and cross-border nature protection
  • Capacity building on Ecosystem Services Assessment and Valuation
  • Biodiversity Mainstreaming: exchanging on tools, approaches and strategies re. biodiversity mainstreaming in various economic sectors and policies, plans and programmes
  • OneHealth: Participation in the Community of Practise on One Health
  • Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA)
  • Institutionalization of the training course on “Biodiversity and Human Well-being” into the Asia-Pacific region
  • Biodiversity-based Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)