Available in English and in Russian (not laid out). (ECE/CEP/176, 44 pp.)
This publication contains guidelines to help make biodiversity monitoring a practical tool for environmental policy for countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and South-Eastern Europe. The guidelines offer advice on how to:
- Develop plans and strategies for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity;
- Mainstream biodiversity conservation objectives across policy sectors;
- Assess progress in achieving policy targets and the effectiveness of conservation measures;
- Minimize health, environmental and socioeconomic risks resulting from biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, and
- Maximize benefits from biodiversity and ecosystems.
The guidelines are addressed to government officials and experts working for governmental bodies responsible for environmental policy, environmental monitoring and compliance monitoring.