Pre-meeting on NBSAP Early Action Support project & the seventh National Report to UN-CBD

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Participants to the NBSAP and 7th National Report pre-meeting. Right to left: Dhendup Tshering (MoF), Jambay Dorji (BFDA), Tshering Pem (NBC Secretariat), Karma C. Nyedrup (NFP to CBD, DoECC), Dr. Karma Dema Dorji (Program Director, NBC), Rinzin Wangmo (Finance, UNDP ) , Choki Gyeltshen (NBC Secretariat), Mani P. Nirola (NFP to Nagoya Protocol, NBC), Lhendup Tharchen (Project Focal, UNDP).

In line with the Conference of Parties (CoP15) of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, a pre-meeting was conducted from 7th-8th April 2023 at Metta Resort in Paro. The meeting aimed to initiate the formation of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan (NBSAP) Technical Working Group (TWG), its Terms of Reference (ToR), work plan of the GBF Early Action Support (EAS) project, the seventh National Report to the UN Convention on Biodiversity Diversity (CBD), and the project budget plan.

The meeting was attended the National Focal Point (NFP) to CBD from the Department of Environment and Climate Change (DoECC), MoENR; NFP to Nagoya Protocol from NBC; NFP to Cartagena Protocol from the Bhutan Food and Drug Authority (BFDA), MoH; representative from the Department of Macro-Fiscal & Development Finance, MoF; NBSAP Secretariat from NBC; and representatives from the UNDP Bhutan Country Office. The meeting was organized by the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), MoAL, with financial and technical support from the UNDP Country Office.