Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Development and the SDGs: sharing and developing workable solutions

Date and Time

Sunday, 11th December 2016, 08:30 – 18:00


Side Events 3 Room, The Universal Centre, Cancun, Mexico




  • To take stock of existing biodiversity mainstreaming initiatives.
  • To share case studies of how governments are linking NBSAPs and biodiversity considerations with sectoral priorities and development planning and SDGs implementation processes.
  • To share examples of successful and less successful approaches, solutions to identified barriers, and how better collaboration amongst international and national organisations can help to increase the impacts of mainstreaming.

Agenda and Presentations

Opening Remarks - 09:00-09:30
  • Neville Ash, UNEP-WCMC
  • Dilys Roe, IIED
  • Hesiquio Benítez Díaz, CONABIO, Mexico
  • Amy Fraenkel, CBD Secretariat

Session 1 - 09:30-10:30
Biodiversity Mainstreaming - Overviews of International Experience

Session 2 - 11:00-12:00
Mainstreaming Experiences of Development Cooperation Agencies

Session 3 - 12:00-13:30
Mainstreaming into National Development Plans and Poverty Eradication Strategies – Rapid Fire Country Experiences

Session 4 - 14:30-16:00
Mainstreaming into Sector Plans and Policies – Country Experiences

Session 5 - 16:30-17:50
Mainstreaming into Sector Plans and Policies – Country Experiences

Closing Remarks - 17:50-18:00
  • Hilary Allison, UNEP-WCMC
  • Dilys Roe, IIED