How does biodiversity relate to the UNCCD mandate?
Land degradation jeopardizes biodiversity. Desertification affects the global loss of biodiversity-- an estimated 27,000 species are lost each year.
Parties from both the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the UNCCD have repeatedly recognized the need for enhanced collaboration between the two secretariats. Parties expect increased efforts and synergies, starting at the national level, to support implementation of the new Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the 10-year Strategic Plan and Framework for the UNCCD 2008-2018, through a joint work plan for implementation and in collaboration with other relevant partners.
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