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FAO's Technical Guidance Document: Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity into Agricultural Production and Management in East Africa

This guidance document has been produced to assist east African countries in finding synergies between two important realms of international agreements: chemicals management and conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. It is designed for use by countries in revising any of their strategies or policies related to these two realms, but in particular in revising or implementing their NBSAPs, to help countries attain a number of relevant Aichi Biodiversity Targets. It indicates where important synergies can be harvested, but it is not meant to be prescriptive.

GIZ's Guidebook on developing national adaptation M&E systems

This Guidebook is intended for decision-makers and technical advisors involved in the development of national M&E systems for adaptation, particularly in developing and middle income countries. Its objective is to guide decision-making regarding the purpose, design, operationalisation, and use of results of an appropriate system for national M&E of adaptation.

FAO - IUCN: Mangrove carbon estimator and monitoring guide

Mangroves exist in the inter-tidal zone of sheltered tropical and subtropical coasts, and in Southeast Asia are home to 42 tree and shrub species found nowhere else (Giesen et al. 2006). These ‘true mangrove species’ and other associate species are adapted to marine and brackish conditions, and are capable of sequestering and storing large amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

New Tools for Building Legal Preparedness for NBSAP implementation

The Legal Preparedness for Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets Initiative was launched in 2012 by IDLO and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Initiative provides a central hub for stakeholders and experts to share knowledge and build capacity, contributing to a global effort to raise understanding of “biodiversity laws” and their role in supporting countries to achieve their biodiversity goals related to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

A draft framework for understanding SDG interactions by International Council for Science (ICSU)

This working paper presents a framework to characterise interactions between different sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the context of the 2030 Agenda that is relevant for both research and policy analysis to support a coherent implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The framework has been developed as part of a project led by the International Council for Science to explore an integrated and strategic approach to the implementation of the SDGs, recognizing the important interlinkages across the SDGs.

Evaluating the impacts of conservation interventions on human wellbeing: Guidance for practitioners

This guidance from University College London, Imperial College London and Oxford University aims to demystify the process of social impact evaluation. It takes practitioners through the key steps in an evaluation: 1) thinking through the aims of the evaluation; 2) defining relevant wellbeing outcomes and indicators; 3) designing the evaluation to link outcomes to the intervention; and 4) collecting data including applying methods to account for bias, social dynamics and ethical considerations.

UNEP's Marine Litter Legislation: A Toolkit For Policymakers

Far too much of the 300 million tonnes of plastic produced in every year finds its way into our oceans, food chains and ecosystems, damaging our health in the process. The scale of the problem is clear when you consider that a small group of volunteers collected over a million kilograms of waste from Versova beach in India in just 40 weekends. Yet well-designed laws can reverse this global trend. That is why this toolkit provides an overview of existing marine litter legislation and case studies to help policymakers change the habits of producers and consumers.

Ecosystems and human well-being: A manual for assessment practitioners

A guide for undertaking ecosystem assessments containing detailed guidance on conceptual frameworks, assessing status and trends of ecosystems, developing and using scenarios, assessing policy options, and the process for establishing, designing and running an ecosystem assessment, including communications and outreach.

Mainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development: A Handbook to Strengthen Planning and Budgeting Processes

A guidance handbook for policymakers and practitioners to mainstream pro-poor environment and climate concerns into planning, budgeting and monitoring processes including those led by ministries of finance, planning and local government, and supported by ministries of environment.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Poverty-Environment Initiative. 2015. Mainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development: A Handbook to Strengthen Planning and Budgeting Processes. UNDP-UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya.

Mainstreaming Poverty-Environment Linkages into Development Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners

A handbook laying out a programmatic approach to mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages into development planning largely based on the PEI experience in helping governments around the world mainstream poverty-environment linkages.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Poverty-Environment Initiative. 2009. Mainstreaming Poverty-Environment Linkages into Development Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners. UNDP-UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya.

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