Activity 3: Cooperate on transboundary issues

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
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Component 1: Share knowledge on IAS

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Cooperate in the transfer of technology in respect to the control and management of ballast water: BWM Article 13, 2
  • Promote regional cooperation through the establishment of joint declaration or memoranda of understanding in applying the ecosystem approach across national borders: CBD Decision V/6, 7
Component 2: Develop regional activities

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Develop mechanisms for transboundary, regional and multilateral cooperation to deal with IAS issues, including the exchange of best practices: CBD Decision V/8, 7

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Cooperate with other Parties to address threats and risks to sensitive, vulnerable and threatened marine ecosystems: BWM Article 2, 9
  • Enhance regional cooperation through regional agreements and harmonised procedures: BWM Article 13, 3
  • Cooperate in the establishment of regional plant protection organisations: IPPC Article VIII, 1
  • Harmonise procedures and formats for data acquisition and reporting on indicators at a sub-regional and regional level: CBD Decision VII/8, 13
  • Establish and increase regional cooperation in the development of indicators: CBD Decision V/7, 2
  • Assist developing countries to increase their capacity to develop and use indicators: CBD Decision V/7, 4
Component 3: Implement regional activities

Directly relevant obligations and commitments


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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VI/22, 18
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. Activity (a) under objective 1: prevent the introduction of invasive alien species is important here as it encourages Parties to reinforce, develop and implement strategies at a regional level to prevent and mitigate the impacts of IAS.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision V/7, 2
IAS has been identified as a possible indicator for development by SBSTTA, CBD Decision VII/30, Annex 1

Author Commentary 3

The ASEAN Strategic Plan of Action on the Environment has been drafted in order to attain this goal. . This obligation is duplicated in the Climate Change & Biodiversity module [Legislative measures and national policies].