Activity 2: Carry out assessments

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Component 1: Implement assessments

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  • Conduct a national and other sub-global assessments using the conceptual framework and methodologies of the MA: CBD Decision VIII/18, 17
Component 2: Provide information on assessments

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Author Commentary 1

IPPC 7th ICPM, section 12.1, 148, 7d CBD Decision VII/13, 5d CBD Decision VII/13, 6a Offers possibility for synergies at the regional level between the conventions.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VI/23, 5
CBD Decision VI/23, Annex
The IAS Guiding Principles are: 1. precautionary approach, 2. three-stage hierarchical approach, 3. ecosystem approach, 4. the role of the states, 5. research and monitoring, 6. education and public awareness, 7. border control and quarantine measures, 8. exchange of information, 9. cooperation, including capacity-building, 10. intentional introduction, 11. unintentional introduction, 12. mitigation of impacts, 13. eradication, 14. containment, and 15.control

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VI/23, 25a-d
CBD Decision V/8, 12
Overlap in their request for information to be made available on IAS.

Author Commentary 4

CBD Decision VI/12, 1
CBD Decision VII/11, Annex
Implementing the ecosystem approach requires consideration of the Guidelines for an ecosystem approach. Under Principle 5, Parties are expected to give attention to the expansion of knowledge on IAS.

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision VIII/28, 5,
CBD Decision VIII/28, 10
CBD Decision VIII/28, Annex (Voluntary Guidelines on Biodiversity-inclusive Impact Assessment):
IAS have been identified for consideration during two stages of the assessment: screening (paragraph 19a) and assessment and evaluation of impacts (paragraph 31d). Within these assessment guidelines, IAS has been identified as direct drivers of change.