Monday, August 20, 2007
2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership
The 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (2010BIP) has been successful in its application for funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The partnership will coordinate the delivery and communication of a suite of indicators measuring progress towards the "2010 target", agreed by the Convention on Biological Diversity and the World Summit on Sustainable Development, to significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. Funds allocated by the GEF to the 2010BIP amount to over $3.6 million, and cover activities from late 2006 to late 2009, including establishing and maintenance of the Partnership, developing and delivering the range of indicators showing progress towards the 2010 target at a global scale, implementing a communications strategy, and increasing the capacity of national governments and regional organizations to develop and use biodiversity indicators in the context of the 2010 target.