Activity 4: Develop and implement national strategies

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
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Component 1: Develop national strategies

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

Component 2: Implement national strategies

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Promote the IPPC and participate in broader national strategies to address the threats of IAS on biodiversity: IPPC 7th ICPM, section 12.1, 148, 7b
  • Implement national strategies and responses to IAS: Ramsar Resolution VIII.18, 19
  • Cooperate with national focal points for other conventions in the implementation of national policies and strategies to manage the threats from IAS: Ramsar Resolution VIII.18, 21
  • Implement IAS strategies and action plans: CBD Decision V/8, 6
  • Utilise conservation guidelines in a practical way that leads to a minimum additional bureaucracy that recognizes the different social, economic and environmental conditions within the Agreement area: AEWA Decision 1.8 (Conservation Guidelines)
  • Implement national and regional policies, strategies and/or programmes for addressing IAS and their threats to biodiversity: CBD Decision IX/4, (B) 2.

  • Support developing countries to implement national strategies and programmes on IAS: CBD Decision IX/4, (B) 3.

  • Make full use of the framework, experiences and findings of the Millennium Ecosystem assessment when reviewing, revising and implementing the national biodiversity strategies and action plans: CBD Decision IX/15, 4.

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Support present and future policies and regulations concerning the conservation of wetlands: Ramsar Article 5
  • Harmonise national policies and programmes under various environmental agreements and regional initiatives: CBD Decision VI/20, 8
  • Implement activities for achieving enhanced implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: CBD Decision IX/3, 2 (a). SEE COMMENTARY 5

  • Provide additional information on the progress made towards achieving the targets of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: CBD Decision IX/3, 2 (b).

  • Establish national, or, subnational, targets, to support the implementation of national biodiversity strategies and action plans, taking into account,other relevant strategies and programmes, such as the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: CBD Decision IX/8,8 (k)


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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VI/9, 4
CBD Decision VI/9, Annex
There are sixteen targets for the GSPC. The relevant target of the GSPC here is b x: Management plans in place for at least 100 alien species that threaten plants, plant communities and associated habitats and ecosystems.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VI/22, 28
CBD Decision VI/22, Annex
Goal 2: To reduce the threats and mitigate the impacts of threatening processes on forest biological diversity should be considered here. Parties are asked to prevent the introduction of IAS and mitigate their negative impacts through development and implementation of strategies and improving the knowledge of the impacts of IAS.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision V/6, 2
Intends to ensure cross-referencing of the ecosystem approach with other CBD programmes of work, including IAS.

Author Commentary 4

CBD Decision VIII/30, 1
The maintenance and restoration of the resilience of ecosystems, which are essential for sustaining the delivery of their goods and services, should be considered here.

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision IX/3, 2 (a).
The targets that should be considered in the Global Strategy on Plant Conservation are: targets 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12 and 15: