Communication, education and public awareness

This section contains obligations on Parties relating to CEPA and IAS. The communication of IAS issues is covered by a number of different conventions, of particular note is the inclusion of the Aarhus Convention, which focuses on the importance of the general public’s right and ability to access information on environmental matters. Possible synergy occurs between CBD and Ramsar as both MEAs encourage Parties to increase awareness of IAS.

The Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) has published a number of background documents, which can be downloaded from their website.