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Target 14

Integrate Biodiversity in Decision-Making at Every Level

Ensure the full integration of biodiversity and its multiple values into policies, regulations, planning and development processes, poverty eradication strategies, strategic environmental assessments, environmental impact assessments and, as appropriate, national accounting, within and across all levels of government and across all sectors, in particular those with significant impacts on biodiversity,progressively aligning all relevant public and private activities, fiscal and financial flows with the goals and targets of this framework.

Property 1=14

Ensure the full integration of biodiversity and its multiple values into policies, regulations, planning and development processes, poverty eradication strategies, strategic environmental assessments, environmental impact assessments and, as appropriate, national accounting, within and across all levels of government and across all sectors, in particular those with significant impacts on biodiversity,progressively aligning all relevant public and private activities, fiscal and financial flows with the goals and targets of this framework.

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Rationale

GSAP

International and national policies generally prioritize economic growth over species, including subsidies and incentives associated with environmentally harmful practices in fisheries, aquaculture, agriculture, livestock rearing, forestry, mining, and energy, and pollution. Integrating species conservation needs into policies and regulatory frameworks across all sectors contributes directly to many targets and positive species outcomes.

Actions

14.1. Incorporate species values into whole-government policy and national accounting systems.

14.2. Reflect fully the ambitions of GBF Targets for species, relevant obligations under other MEAs and the GSAP when updating NBSAPs.

14.3. Integrate the principle of No Net Loss or Net Positive Impact for biodiversity into development and planning policy affecting species.

14.4. Conduct strategic environmental assessments and environmental and social impact assessments for all major developments thoroughly and transparently to take account of species conservation.

14.5. Ensure removal of barriers to rights-based voluntary family planning.