The Parties to the CBD have increasingly recognised the potential and complementary role of regional and local governments in the Convention’s implementation. It is also widely acknowledged that decentralised efforts help nations reach their targets while serving as testing grounds to evaluate strategies and implementation techniques.

At COP 10 in Nagoya, Decision X/22 adopted the Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity (2011-2020) that supports subnational authorities in achieving the CBD’s Strategic Plan and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The decision also established the Advisory Committee of Subnational Governments within the CBD framework, which Regions4 coordinates.


  • In partnership with the Advisory Committee on Subnational Governments to the CBD

    As operational partner of the AC SNG, the learning platform produces technical content that feeds global discussions on biodiversity.

  • Regular webinar sessions that gather international expertise on global biodiversity

    Technical experts from 12 regions exchange good practices and identify common challenges to halt biodiversity loss.

  • Submissions to CBD technical discussions on global biodiversity

    Active engagement on CBD consultation processes in the form of reports, document submission and expert participation in Working Groups.

  • Two-year report collects information around 9 major topics for biodiversity

    Report analyses experiences from the 12 members regions around topics ranging from climate change, food security, ecosystem-based approaches among others.