The outline of the Biodiversity Finance Plan:
A. Executive summary
Highlight main findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner.
Include the links to other BIOFIN reports and the structure of the report. Keep the introduction brief.
Briefly outline the FNA methodology. Explain the stakeholder engagement process and the main hypotheses. Describe sources of data. Detailed tables can be provided the appendices.
Present overall figures of the costing using the cost statement and gaps tables. Each table should be supported with a clear explanation of what is in the table and a brief analysis of its content.
Several cost statements can be prepared depending on the “client” interests. Compare the costs and priority of different biodiversity results. Aggregate by categories, by national priorities (targets), organizations and by sectors as relevant.
F. Biodiversity Investment Needs
This is the core of the report. Where do the data indicate there is the greatest need and how could biodiversity finance tools address these needs?
G. Conclusions and Recommendations
Distil the main conclusions and recommendations, including policy and technical recommendations.
Include recommendations on how to embed the elements of FNA costing into the institutions covered; to better integrate biodiversity costs in national and subnational budgeting processes; to better integrate biodiversity budgets in related sectors (indirect); and other ways in which the results can be used for improved biodiversity management and financing.
Where costing has defined detailed finance solutions, this information should be transferred to use in the technical description of potential solutions in the BFP (Chapter 7).