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The idea of a biodiversity action agenda is part of a longer-term trend to strengthen the mobilisation of non-state actors in and around international environmental policies. These initiatives have an important strategic dimension: they exist to create, reinforce and maintain the ambition of multilateral discussions, but also to complement them, to accompany their implementation, and even to act as a relay.

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