Welcome to Tematea!

The TEMATEA Project on Issue-Based Modules supports a better and more coherent national implementation of biodiversity-related conventions following a two-track approach:

  • The Issue-Based Modules are web-based tools that provide a logical, issue-based framework of commitments and obligations from regional and global biodiversity-related agreements. They are based on existing articles, decisions, recommendations and resolutions from different agreements on issues that are a priority for biodiversity. Six issues which have universal relevance and are crucial towards reaching the 2010 Biodiversity Target are currently covered.
  • The use of the Issue-Based Modules is further supported at the country level to promote national cooperation and communication across sectors and conventions. This builds capacity among national governmental and non-governmental experts to evaluate and improve their existing national implementation of biodiversity-related commitments in a coherent way.

'Putting the pieces of the puzzle together'

TEMATEA is designed for everyone involved in the implementation of biodiversity related commitments, be it at the level of central or local government, an NGO or the private sector.

TEMATEA is a guide for coherent implementation of the obligations arising from biodiversity-related agreements and other relevant agreements. It promotes strategic use of financial and human resources and reduces unnecessary overlapping by highlighting synergies of common issues across sectors and conventions.

What can Tematea do for you?

By structuring provisions of different instruments on specific key topics, the Issue-Based Modules facilitate coherent and coordinated action at the national level. They also reinforce cross-sectoral understanding and cooperation, emphasizing the relevance of biodiversity to other sectors.

TEMATEA is used as a checklist of national commitments and has among others supported the development of national plans and strategies, facilitated the preparation and implementation of multi-convention project proposals and improved understanding of how regional and global instruments interact. For a more extensive list of potential uses click here.

Furthermore, national capacity-building experiences also provide valuable information on how TEMATEA can be applied to put synergy into practice.