The Regions for Biodiversity Learning Platform (R4BLP) is a global community of proactive regional governments that support subnational efforts in the conservation and protection of biodiversity, the promotion of healthy ecosystems and sustainable livelihoods for their citizens. It was launched in December 2016 at the COP 13 in Mexico and it is officially endorsed by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

The R4BLP works toward the subnational implementation of the CBD through Subnational Biodiversity Strategies and Actions Plans (BSAPs) and achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets (ABTs). The Learning Platform provides a collaborative environment for cross-jurisdictional exchange, mutual learning, technical capacity building, and it cultivates partnerships among regional governments from all over the world. The participating regions share their unique perspective, identify common obstacles, share best practices, develop innovative solutions, and assist each other in streamlining the phases of design, development and implementation of biodiversity initiatives.

Highlights

  • 12 active members

    Representing nearly 60 million inhabitants.

  • Over 9 online webinars up to date

    Since 2016, the R4BLP has organised a series of learning sessions aligned with the CBDs agenda of work.

  • The R4BLP is responsible for the biodiversity safeguarding of over 2M square km of territory

    The members’ knowledge exchange and best practices make a huge impact in the world’s biodiversity.

  • The R4BLP partners with bigger platforms to spread the best practices and lessons learned from its members

    As operational partner of the AC SNG, the R4BLP generates technical knowledge that feeds the dialogue of the Committee at the global level

12 regions actively involved

Activities and outcomes

The R4BLP is an online platform in which leading regions of the world exchange technical knowledge on critical biodiversity issues. Their work is closely linked to key global biodiversity topics that feeds the discussions held at the heart of the CBD. Its reports and contributions aim to share key findings that help shape the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

Partners

Why join this project?

In order to promote learning opportunities among member regions, the R4BLP offers:

  • Online and in-person meetings, organised by thematic blocks, defined by the members and consistent with the CBD’s agenda.

  • Exchange of lessons learned, best practices and common challenges to halt biodiversity loss and improve governance.

  • Capacity-building opportunities with international experts.

  • Access to strategic information and tools for the evaluation, monitoring and reporting of implementation efforts.

  • Access to financing and cooperation opportunities.

  • Access to international meetings and contact with global leaders in the thematic.

Join the Regions for Biodiversity Learning Platform

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Renata Gomez, responsible
of this project:

Renata Gomez

Biodiversity Policy Officer

rgomez@regions4.org