Assess government regulatory efforts for biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Identify bylaws and regulations adopted by local government and in force during the assessment period that provide the enforcement, implementation, or direct support needed to improve indicators for each of the themes of the UNI.
Regulations should be equitable, non-discriminatory, and promote justice for all people. Bylaws that are not actively enforced shall not be considered as supporting improvement.
Score the advanced or basic indicator as follows:
Basic: Supporting regulations are in place for at least one indicator each for a minimum of two themes.
Advanced: Supporting regulations are in place for at least one indicator each for a minimum of four themes.