CEC provides expert advice for CBD Target 1 indicators

28 April 2011 | News story

CEC has provided advice to the Convention on Biological Diversity on Target 1 of its strategic plan: Awareness of biodiversity values.

CEC, the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication, is taking a lead role in coordinating IUCN’s input into the development of a set of indicators for this target, explains CEC Focal Point Rod Abson. The target for the CBD Strategic Plan to 2020 reads as follows:

Target 1: Awareness of biodiversity values
By 2020, at the latest, people are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably.

CEC has prepared a letter that includes advice on looking to other experience from around the world in trying to measure a values based target, stresses the need to go beyond simply awareness, and the importance of establishing a baseline to measure progress over the decade.

CEC is recommended as a global network to support and provide input into the activities related to the implementation of Target 1. For more information on the CBD Aichi Targets, please see www.cbd.int and read the IUCN CEC letter here.