Biodiversity Finance Initiative – BIOFIN

01 Dec 2012 to 31 Dec 2017


A key issue within the implementation of the Convention for Biodiversity (CBD) is the lack of financial resources for biodiversity protection. Many states lack reliable information on the funds needed to effectively implement the CBD's Strategic Plan, where these funds can be sourced, and how they can be adequately and effectively assigned. The Project addressed these knowledge gaps. BIOFIN generated data on previous investments in the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, as well as the resources needed for the implementation of the Strategic Plans in each country. Based on this information, the gap between demand and actual financing could be calculated. This information was integrated into the development of approaches aimed at improving the long-term financing of biodiversity conservation.
Locations: Andaman Nicobar
Project Lead: Onno Van Den Heuvel