National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) are the principal instruments for implementing the Convention at the national level (Article 6). The Convention requires countries to prepare a national biodiversity strategy (or equivalent instrument) and to ensure that this strategy is mainstreamed into the planning and activities of all those sectors whose activities can have an impact (positive and negative) on biodiversity.
Article 26 of the Convention states that the objective of national reporting is to provide information on measures taken for the implementation of the Convention and the effectiveness of these measures.
Achieving the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the 2010 target, requires cooperation and coordination with a wide range of other conventions, institutions and processes.
The Convention on Biological Diversity acknowledges that substantial investments are required to conserve biological diversity, and that the provision of new and additional financial resources and appropriate access to relevant technologies can be expected to make a substantial difference in the world’s ability to address the loss of biological diversity.
The Clearing-House Mechanism seeks to support the Convention's thematic and cross-cutting programmes of work by promoting cooperation, exchanging information and developing a network of partners.
The BCH is an information exchange mechanism that provides open and easy access to key information about Living Modified Organisms, in accordance with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.