The National Mission

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, is planning to launch a unique and ambitious National Mission on Biodiversity and Human Well-Being (NMBHWB). This Mission is one of nine national missions approved by the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) in 2019. The Mission will strengthen the science of restoring and conserving India’s natural heritage; embed biodiversity as a key consideration in all development programmes, particularly in agriculture, ecosystem services, health, bio-economy, and climate change mitigation; establish a citizen and policy oriented biodiversity information system; and enhance capacity across all sectors for realization of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Role In the Mission

From October 2019 to September 2021, the Biodiversity Collaborative implemented the Preparatory Phase Project of the National Mission on Biodiversity and Human Well-Being. The endeavour forged interagency collaborations and interdisciplinary approaches to biodiversity conservation, awareness, education and management. This was done by conceptualising different programmes that synergise on biodiversity: from Cataloguing and Mapping Life of India to Ecosystem Services, Climate Change, Agriculture, Health, Bio-Economy and Outreach and Capacity Building. The process included a series of consultations with various governmental and non-governmental agencies across the country, and culminated in the preparation of a detailed roadmap for the Mission. 


The Preparatory Phase Project was supported by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.