The ICSRCs activities will be guided by the Lima Action Plan for UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program and its World Network of Biosphere Reserves (2016-2025). The high level objectives endorsed for the MAB program at the World Congress of Biosphere Reserves held in Lima, Peru, in March 2016 are to:

  • Conserve biodiversity, restore and enhance ecosystem services, and foster the sustainable use of natural resources
  • Contribute to building sustainable, healthy and equitable societies, economies and thriving human settlements in harmony with the biosphere
  • Facilitate biodiversity and sustainability science, education for sustainable development and capacity building
  • Support mitigation and adaptation to climate change and other aspects of global environmental change