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    What does each target means
    Target1
    By 2020, at the latest, people are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably.
    Target2
    By 2020, at the latest, biodiversity values have been integrated into national and local development and poverty reduction strategies and planning processes and are being incorporated into national accounting, as appropriate, and reporting systems.
    Target3
    By 2020, at the latest, incentives, including subsidies, harmful to biodiversity are eliminated, phased out or reformed in order to minimize or avoid negative impacts, and positive incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are developed and applied, consistent and in harmony with the Convention and other relevant international obligations, taking into account national socio economic conditions.
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    By 2020, at the latest, Governments, business and stakeholders at all levels have taken steps to achieve or have implemented plans for sustainable production and consumption and have kept the impacts of use of natural resources well within safe ecological limits.
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    By 2020, the rate of loss of all natural habitats, including forests, is at least halved and where feasible brought close to zero, and degradation and fragmentation is significantly reduced.
    Target6
    By 2020 all fish and invertebrate stocks and aquatic plants are managed and harvested sustainably, legally and applying ecosystem based approaches, so that overfishing is avoided, recovery plans and measures are in place for all depleted species, fisheries have no significant adverse impacts on threatened species and vulnerable ecosystems and the impacts of fisheries on stocks, species and ecosystems are within safe ecological limits.
    Target7
    By 2020 areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry are managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity.
    Target8
    By 2020, pollution, including from excess nutrients, has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function and biodiversity.
    Target9
    By 2020, invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritized, priority species are controlled or eradicated, and measures are in place to manage pathways to prevent their introduction and establishment.
    Target10
    By 2015, the multiple anthropogenic pressures on coral reefs, and other vulnerable ecosystems impacted by climate change or ocean acidification are minimized, so as to maintain their integrity and functioning.
    Target11
    By 2020, at least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water, and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are conserved through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well connected systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures, and integrated into the wider landscapes and seascapes.
    Target12
    By 2020 the extinction of known threatened species has been prevented and their conservation status, particularly of those most in decline, has been improved and sustained.
    Target13
    By 2020, the genetic diversity of cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and of wild relatives, including other socio-economically as well as culturally valuable species, is maintained, and strategies have been developed and implemented for minimizing genetic erosion and safeguarding their genetic diversity.
    Target14
    By 2020, ecosystems that provide essential services, including services related to water, and contribute to health, livelihoods and well-being, are restored and safeguarded, taking into account the needs of women, indigenous and local communities, and the poor and vulnerable.
    Target15
    By 2020, ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks has been enhanced, through conservation and restoration, including restoration of at least 15 per cent of degraded ecosystems, thereby contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation and to combating desertification.
    Target16
    By 2015, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization is in force and operational, consistent with national legislation.
    Target17
    By 2015 each Party has developed, adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated national biodiversity strategy and action plan.
    Target18
    By 2020, the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and their customary use of biological resources, are respected, subject to national legislation and relevant international obligations, and fully integrated and reflected in the implementation of the Convention with the full and effective participation of indigenous and local communities, at all relevant levels.
    Target19
    By 2020, knowledge, the science base and technologies relating to biodiversity, its values, functioning, status and trends, and the consequences of its loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred, and applied.
    Target20
    By 2020, at the latest, the mobilization of financial resources for effectively implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 from all sources, and in accordance with the consolidated and agreed process in the Strategy for Resource Mobilization, should increase substantially from the current levels. This target will be subject to changes contingent to resource needs assessments to be developed and reported by Parties.
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    What does each goal mean
    Goal1
    No poverty
    Goal2
    Zero hunger
    Goal3
    Good health and well-being
    Goal4
    Quality education
    Goal5
    Gender equality
    Goal6
    Clean water and sanitation
    Goal7
    Affordable and clean energy
    Goal8
    Decent work and economic growth
    Goal9
    Industry, innovation, infrastructure
    Goal10
    Reduced inequalities
    Goal11
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Goal12
    Responsible consumption, production
    Goal13
    Climate action
    Goal14
    Life below water
    Goal15
    Life on land
    Goal16
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Goal17
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Aichi Biodiversity Targets

    What does each target means
    Target1
    By 2020, at the latest, people are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably.
    Target2
    By 2020, at the latest, biodiversity values have been integrated into national and local development and poverty reduction strategies and planning processes and are being incorporated into national accounting, as appropriate, and reporting systems.
    Target3
    By 2020, at the latest, incentives, including subsidies, harmful to biodiversity are eliminated, phased out or reformed in order to minimize or avoid negative impacts, and positive incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are developed and applied, consistent and in harmony with the Convention and other relevant international obligations, taking into account national socio economic conditions.
    Target4
    By 2020, at the latest, Governments, business and stakeholders at all levels have taken steps to achieve or have implemented plans for sustainable production and consumption and have kept the impacts of use of natural resources well within safe ecological limits.
    Target5
    By 2020, the rate of loss of all natural habitats, including forests, is at least halved and where feasible brought close to zero, and degradation and fragmentation is significantly reduced.
    Target6
    By 2020 all fish and invertebrate stocks and aquatic plants are managed and harvested sustainably, legally and applying ecosystem based approaches, so that overfishing is avoided, recovery plans and measures are in place for all depleted species, fisheries have no significant adverse impacts on threatened species and vulnerable ecosystems and the impacts of fisheries on stocks, species and ecosystems are within safe ecological limits.
    Target7
    By 2020 areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry are managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity.
    Target8
    By 2020, pollution, including from excess nutrients, has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function and biodiversity.
    Target9
    By 2020, invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritized, priority species are controlled or eradicated, and measures are in place to manage pathways to prevent their introduction and establishment.
    Target10
    By 2015, the multiple anthropogenic pressures on coral reefs, and other vulnerable ecosystems impacted by climate change or ocean acidification are minimized, so as to maintain their integrity and functioning.
    Target11
    By 2020, at least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water, and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are conserved through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well connected systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures, and integrated into the wider landscapes and seascapes.
    Target12
    By 2020 the extinction of known threatened species has been prevented and their conservation status, particularly of those most in decline, has been improved and sustained.
    Target13
    By 2020, the genetic diversity of cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and of wild relatives, including other socio-economically as well as culturally valuable species, is maintained, and strategies have been developed and implemented for minimizing genetic erosion and safeguarding their genetic diversity.
    Target14
    By 2020, ecosystems that provide essential services, including services related to water, and contribute to health, livelihoods and well-being, are restored and safeguarded, taking into account the needs of women, indigenous and local communities, and the poor and vulnerable.
    Target15
    By 2020, ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks has been enhanced, through conservation and restoration, including restoration of at least 15 per cent of degraded ecosystems, thereby contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation and to combating desertification.
    Target16
    By 2015, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization is in force and operational, consistent with national legislation.
    Target17
    By 2015 each Party has developed, adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated national biodiversity strategy and action plan.
    Target18
    By 2020, the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and their customary use of biological resources, are respected, subject to national legislation and relevant international obligations, and fully integrated and reflected in the implementation of the Convention with the full and effective participation of indigenous and local communities, at all relevant levels.
    Target19
    By 2020, knowledge, the science base and technologies relating to biodiversity, its values, functioning, status and trends, and the consequences of its loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred, and applied.
    Target20
    By 2020, at the latest, the mobilization of financial resources for effectively implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 from all sources, and in accordance with the consolidated and agreed process in the Strategy for Resource Mobilization, should increase substantially from the current levels. This target will be subject to changes contingent to resource needs assessments to be developed and reported by Parties.
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Call for Proposals

Each year IPSI members are invited to submit small grant proposals to the SDM Secretariat. The Secretariat selects six projects based on tailored selection criteria. The maximum grant for one organisation is ten thousand (10,000) US dollars.

Call for SDM 2020 was closed on 14 August 2020.

Call for Proposals

Overall process

The SDM invites all interested and eligible IPSI members (see eligibility criteria) to apply for the SDM to implement the activities that fall under either of the four project types and address the SDM objectives using the format provided by the SDM. The SDM selects up to six projects from among the eligible applications through a three-step evaluation process (see Project selection).

The successful grant recipients prepare the grant agreement (GA) and the project implementation plan documents. IGES, on behalf of the SDM Secretariat, disburses the first instalment upon agreement on GA with each recipient. In the course of the project implementation, the grant recipients are recommended to provide updates to the SDM Secretariat when they make major progress.

The SDM mandates the grant recipients to submit the final project evaluation report at the project end. The SDM Secretariat, upon the endorsement of the final project evaluation report, disburses the final instalment.

Overall process Overall process

Project selection

The SDM follows a three-step process, eligibility assessment, screening and prioritization, to select grant recipients. It first prepares a longlist of applications that fulfill eligibility criteria, and narrows it down to a short list after an evaluation against the screening criteria. The SDM Executive Board concludes the selection process by identifying up to six projects from among the shortlisted applications referring to the prioritization criteria.

Project selection Project selection

1. Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria

  • The applicant is an approved member of the IPSI at the date of submission of the project proposal.
  • The applicant has agreed to act as focal point of the proposed project to be contacted by the SDM Secretariat, if the proposal is jointly submitted by multiple IPSI members.
  • The applicant has demonstrated sufficient institutional capability to implement the proposed project.
  • The applicant has demonstrated sufficient English proficiency to deliver a good project report.
  • The applicant is not a member of either the Advisory Group or the Executive Board of SDM.
  • Any applicant that makes an unequivocally false presentation of him/herself or his/her organisation will be excluded from the SDM.

2. Screening criteria

Relevance

  • The contents of the proposed project address critical needs of local communities or issues of international concern such as those in line with the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • The proposal addresses the Strategic Objectives outlined in para 9, the IPSI Strategy and Plan of Action 2013-2020.
  • The proposed project is likely to foster good practices and provide lessons that will be useful for IPSI members and applicable to other SEPLS.
  • The proposed project fosters concrete collaborations between IPSI members.

Effectiveness

  • The proposal outlines concrete outcomes and outputs of the project, and defines the process and mechanisms for promoting key stakeholders’ engagement in the project implementation.
  • The proposed project demonstrates cost effectiveness through efforts to achieve maximum impact with the available resources.

Feasibility

  • The proposal presents realistic project components and implementation plans for achieving project objectives under the proposed timeframe.
  • The project proposal demonstrates appropriate implementation capacity, with detailed institutional roles and modalities, and a reliable financial plan, including other sources of funding.

Sustainability

  • The implementing organisation has properly identified measures for mitigating possible risks that may emerge in the project implementation process.
  • The project proposal intends to establish self-reliant operating mechanisms for the continuation of project activities, and/or the activities promoted under the project are likely to generate a positive knock-on effect after the cessation of SDM funding.

3. Prioritization criteria

Facilitating IPSI Collaborative activities

  • Priority will be given to collaborative activities that have already been endorsed under the framework of IPSI, or to proposals that will lead to the formulation of new collaborative activities.

Consideration for geographical and thematic balance

  • The geographical balance of project sites and implementing organisation locations will be taken into consideration in the selection of recipients.
  • Priority may be given to projects targeting underrepresented regions, sectors, IPSI clusters, and any other issues worth highlighting through the SDM.
  • Priority will be given to developing countries to support their community-driven activities, but developed countries shall not be excluded.
  • The distribution of the types of projects described under the scope of the SDM may be taken into account in the selection of recipients.

Consideration for wide distribution of funding to IPSI members

  • Priority will be given to project proposals from applicants who have not been previously selected as recipients of the SDM funding.

Consideration for important funding needs

  • Priority will be given to project proposals that have demonstrated a strong need for support from the SDM.

Consideration of innovativeness

  • Priority will be given to project proposals that have demonstrated innovativeness by addressing critical needs of local communities and/or issues of international concerns through alternative, unique or other novel approaches.

Application

Application by email

Please submit the completed “Project Format” (Attachment 1) to the SDM Secretariat. “SDM2020 Project Evaluation Format” (Attachments 3). and “IPSI Case Study Summary Sheet” (Attachment 5) are requested to be submitted by successful applicants at the completion of their projects.
Applications should be emailed to: sdm@iges.or.jp