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  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)

Description/achievement of initiative

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) advances the global conservation agenda on several fronts. The objective of the Fund is to serve as a catalyst to create strategic working alliances among diverse groups, combining unique capacities and eliminating duplication of efforts for a comprehensive, coordinated approach to conservation challenges. Investments support such projects as managing of protected areas and coordinating biodiversity corridors; training; transboundary planning; encouraging local dialogue with extractive industries; engaging in conflict resolution; priority setting and consensus building; strengthening indigenous organizations and facilitating partnerships between the private sector and protected areas.


Government of Japan - Ministry of the Environment

Major Groups:
Conservation International (CI) (United States of America)
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) (United States of America)

UN System:
World Bank Group (United States of America)

Other intergovernmental organizations:
Global Environment Facility (GEF) (United States of America)

MacArthur Foundation (United States of America)

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