5.1 Introduction

This chapter provides in-depth guidance on undertaking a Biodiversity Financial Needs Assessment (FNA). It is organized in four sections. This first introductory section describes the FNA’s goals and objectives, overall process, and links to other chapters. Section 2 covers costing terminology, principles and methods, and Section 3 describes the steps for implementing the FNA. Conclusions, recommendations, and awareness-raising are described in Section 4.