THE ACCELERATOR

The NBSAP Accelerator Partnership is a country-led initiative to support the development and implementation of ambitious National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAP) and collectively achieve the goals and targets of the Kunming Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and, ultimately, the global vision of living in harmony with nature by 2050.

THE ACCELERATOR

The NBSAP Accelerator Partnership is a country-led initiative to support the development and implementation of ambitious National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAP) and collectively achieve the goals and targets of the Kunming Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and, ultimately, the global vision of living in harmony with nature by 2050.

The NBSAP Accelerator Partnership is backed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) throught its International Climate Initiative (IKI) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the GIZ Global Program. Norway has also confirmed its participation through the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). The Partnership is managed by an independent global unit supported by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, UNDP and UNEP.

Value add 

The unique values of the Accelerator are:

NBSAP focus: It is the only partnership exclusively focused on NBSAP implementation with membership embracing its guiding principles.

Global coherence and alignment support: The Accelerator promotes involvement at country, regional and global levels, uniting diverse stakeholders within a single framework to harness complementary resources and encourage creative collaboration.

Multi-stakeholder approach: It is a partnership that provides substantive action to bring about systemic change to raise the profile of NBSAPs, to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030, and spearhead greater action towards nature-positive pathways.

Action oriented: It is a partnership that supports early actions that address preconditions for success in NBSAP development and implementation, complementing ongoing initiatives and filling the gaps in available support.

NBSAP focus: It is the only partnership exclusively focused on NBSAP implementation with membership embracing its guiding principles.

Global coherence and alignment support: The Accelerator promotes involvement at country, regional and global levels, uniting diverse stakeholders within a single framework to harness complementary resources and encourage creative collaboration.

Multi-stakeholder approach: It is a partnership that provides substantive action to bring about systemic change to raise the profile of NBSAPs, to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030, and spearhead greater action towards nature-positive pathways.

Action oriented: It is a partnership that supports early actions that address preconditions for success in NBSAP development and implementation, complementing ongoing initiatives and filling the gaps in available support.

NBSAP focus: It is the only partnership exclusively focused on NBSAP implementation with membership embracing its guiding principles.

Global coherence and alignment support: The Accelerator promotes involvement at country, regional and global levels, uniting diverse stakeholders within a single framework to harness complementary resources and encourage creative collaboration.

Multi-stakeholder approach: It is a partnership that provides substantive action to bring about systemic change to raise the profile of NBSAPs, to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030, and spearhead greater action towards nature-positive pathways.

Action oriented: It is a partnership that supports early actions that address preconditions for success in NBSAP development and implementation, complementing ongoing initiatives and filling the gaps in available support.

Our goals

The overarching purpose of the Accelerator is to ensure coherent support for the revision and implementation of NBSAPs and to promote increasing ambition over time through an enhanced process of country-specific support, coordination, collaboration and shared learning. It will promote the following mutually reinforcing and interrelated goals:

 

Our goals

The overarching purpose of the Accelerator is to ensure coherent support for the revision and implementation of NBSAPs and to promote increasing ambition over time through an enhanced process of country-specific support, coordination, collaboration and shared learning. It will promote the following mutually reinforcing and interrelated goals:

Support NBSAP preparation, implementation, and review, complementing efforts with ongoing initiatives, GEF-7 Early Action Support project, implemented by UNDP and UNEP, GEF-8 , the GBF Fund, the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP); the Global Knowledge Support Service for Biodiversity (GKSSB) and the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People (HAC), among others.

Develop the technical and institutional capacity of government agencies and national organizations to implement NBSAPs and monitor and report on progress effectively. 

Facilitate access to biodiversity finance and development of new financial solutions to accelerate the implementation of the Global Biodiversity Framework.  

Align financial flows and catalyze biodiversity mainstreaming across productive sectors.

Provide knowledge management support and facilitate north-south, south-south and triangular cooperation and peer-to-peer learning among countries to enhance implementation and collective upscaling of nature-positive actions.

Work with partners to raise the profile of NBSAPs and mainstream nature into national development planning to deliver the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.

Support NBSAP preparation, implementation, and review, complementing efforts with ongoing initiatives, GEF-7 Early Action Support project, implemented by UNDP and UNEP, GEF-8 , the GBF Fund, the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP); the Global Knowledge Support Service for Biodiversity (GKSSB) and the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People (HAC), among others.

Develop the technical and institutional capacity of government agencies and national organizations to implement NBSAPs and monitor and report on progress effectively. 

Facilitate access to biodiversity finance and development of new financial solutions to accelerate the implementation of the Global Biodiversity Framework.  

Align financial flows and catalyze biodiversity mainstreaming across productive sectors.

Provide knowledge management support and facilitate north-south, south-south and triangular cooperation and peer-to-peer learning among countries to enhance implementation and collective upscaling of nature-positive actions.

Work with partners to raise the profile of NBSAPs and mainstream nature into national development planning to deliver the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.

Key
enablers

The Accelerator will achieve its goals, in part, by acting as a neutral broker, connector, and advocate for the Partnership's guiding principles, and by providing targeted and context-specific support through two primary enablers — the matchmaking service and in-country facilitators.

Matchmaking Service:

The tailored service offered by the Accelerator aiming to enable countries to access existing technical and financial resources to elevate their NBSAP ambitions under a unified framework as well as to ensure efficient and streamlined collaboration among countries, their in-country facilitators, and institutional and non-state members. The matchmaking service is operated by a dedicated team within the Accelerator’s Interim Global Coordination Unit and is operationalized through an interactive digital platform.

Facilitators:

Country, regional, or transboundary liaisons who coordinate matches, optimize resources, and align requests with eligibility criteria, ensuring prompt expertise and technical support for NBSAP implementation while promoting whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches.

Matchmaking Service:

The tailored service offered by the Accelerator aiming to enable countries to access existing technical and financial resources to elevate their NBSAP ambitions under a unified framework as well as to ensure efficient and streamlined collaboration among countries, their in-country facilitators, and institutional and non-state members. The matchmaking service is operated by a dedicated team within the Accelerator’s Interim Global Coordination Unit and is operationalized through an interactive digital platform.

Facilitators:

Country, regional, or transboundary liaisons who coordinate matches, optimize resources, and align requests with eligibility criteria, ensuring prompt expertise and technical support for NBSAP implementation while promoting whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches.