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The First National Report - Chapter 7

[International Cooperation] The First National Report under The Convention on Biological Diversity

Chapter 7. Implementation Scheme of the National Strategy and Follow-up of Progress and Review of the National Strategy

7.1 Implementation Scheme of the National Strategy

The National Strategy indicates mainly the direction of policies formulated by the national government, which will subsequently implement them. The member ministries and agencies of the Inter-ministerial Coordinating Committee to the CBD, which are now establishing mutual ties among them, are taking initiatives to implement various comprehensive and systematic measures for the implementation of CBD and the National Strategy.

The conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components are related to most aspects of the socio-economic life of the people. It is, therefore, essential for all actors, not only the national government but also local governments, the business sector, the public, and private organizations to shoulder their respective responsibilities, to cooperate with each other, and to work towards the directions pointed out in the National Strategy based on common understanding.

Therefore, when implementing national measures, the national government shall work towards achieving the long-term goals of the National Strategy by establishing ties with other sectors and supporting their activities.

[International Cooperation] The First National Report under The Convention on Biological Diversity

Chapter 7. Implementation Scheme of the National Strategy and Follow-up of Progress and Review of the National Strategy

7.2 Follow-up of Progress and Review of the National Strategy

To ensure steady implementation of measures based on the National Strategy, the Inter-ministerial Coordinating Committee to the CBD will annually follow up on the progress of measures, and disclose the results to the public. The results will also be incorporated in this national report, to be presented to the Conference of the Parties to the CBD in accordance with the provision of the CBD.

The National Strategy itself will be reviewed in about five years upon hearing the opinions from each sector of the society.

The first follow-up of progress was put together with respect to the new measures implemented for the conservation of biological diversity based on the decision of the National Strategy made in 1995, until March 1997. The results were disclosed to the public in May 1997, together with future targets and new tasks. The public's opinions about the results were sought and published in August 1997. These opinions will be applied to the formulation of future policies for maintaining biological diversity in Japan.


Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan

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