Activity 1: Involve private sector in sustainable use

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
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Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Take measures to increase the competitiveness of products and services in the drylands by adherence of the mining/extraction industry to codes of sustainable land use practice: UNCCD Decision1/COP 6, 14
  • Encourage cooperation between governmental authorities and the private sector in developing methods for sustainable use of biological resources: CBD Article 10 e
  • Take on the renewed challenge of implementing the Strategic Plan 2003-2008, including promoting the involvement of the private sector in the conservation and wise use of wetlands: Ramsar Resolution VIII/25, 8 SEE COMMENTARY 1 
  • Explore mechanisms to involve the private sector in initiatives on the sustainable use of biological diversity: CBD Decision V/24, 6
  • Encourage companies to adopt practices that support the objectives of the Convention: CBD Decision VIII/17, 1 SEE COMMENTARYa
  • In accordance with the requirements of other relevant EU Community legislation exemption from the prohibitions regarding purchase, offer to purchase, acquisition for commercial purposes, display to the public for commercial purposes, use for commercial gain and sale, keeping for sale, offering for sale or transporting for sale of specimens of the species listed in Annex A may be granted by issuance of a certificate to that effect by a management authority of the Member in which the specimens are located, on a case-by-case basis: EU Regulation 338-97, Article 8

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CBD Decision VIII/17, 1
The second objective of the Convention is the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity a

Author Commentary 1

Ramsar Resolution VIII.25, 8
Ramsar Resolution VIII.25, Annex
The Operational Objective 7.1 of the Ramsar Strategic Plan 2003-2008 (contained in the Annex) is to ‘Promote the involvement of the private sector in the conservation and wise use of wetlands.’