Activity 10: Integrate adaptation measures into other policies and strategies

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Author Commentary 1

WHC Decision 29 COM 7B.a, 6
This is directed at State Parties. Monitoring and risk preparedness strategies are singled out as being particularly important aspects of management planning.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/28, 18
CBD Decision VII/28, Annex
This refers to suggested activity no. 1.4.5 under Goal 1.4 – To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management.

Author Commentary 3

Ramsar Resolution VIII.4, 13
Ramsar Resolution VIII.4, Annex
This refers to part of Action 6.2 under Guideline No. 6 – Ensuring the recognition by Contracting Parties of the role of coastal wetlands in mitigating impacts of climate change and sea-level rise, Principle 3. Coastal wetlands have important values and functions and provide multiple goods and services of high economic value.

Author Commentary 4

Ramsar Resolution VIII.11, 5
Ramsar Resolution VIII.11, Annex
This refers to Paragraph 47(f) of the Annex. Note that other aspects not relating to climate change are also mentioned. Sea level rise and human-induced climate change are predicted to lead to the loss of habitat and genetic processes.

Author Commentary 5

WHC Decision 29 COM 7B.a, 6
This is directed at State Parties. Monitoring and risk preparedness strategies are singled out as being particularly important aspects of management planning.

Author Commentary 6

CBD Decision VII/28, 18
CBD Decision VII/28, Annex
This refers to suggested activity no. 1.4.5 under Goal 1.4 – To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management.

Author Commentary 7

WHC Operational Guidelines II.F, 108
An effective management system depends on the type, characteristics and needs of the nominated property and its natural context (WHC Operational Guidelines II.F, 110). Common elements of an effective management system could include: a shared understanding of the property by all stakeholders; a cycle of planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and feedback; the involvement of stakeholders; the allocation of necessary resources; capacity-building; and an accountable description of how the management system functions (WHC Operational Guidelines II.F, 111).

Author Commentary 8

World Heritage Decision 31 COM 7.1, 4 and WHC-07/31.COM/7.1: This refers to II.B. Synergies with Other International Conventions and Organizations. WHC Decision 31 COM 7.1, 6 recommends to read WHC-07/31.COM/7.1 in conjunction with the report on “Predicting and managing the impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage”, WHC-06/30.COM/7.1, II, and the “Strategy to assist States Parties to implement appropriate management responses”, WHC-06/30.COM/7.1, Annex 4.

Author Commentary 9

World Heritage Decision 31 COM 7.1, 4 and WHC-07/31.COM/7.1 : This refers to II.B. Synergies with Other International Conventions and Organizations. WHC Decision 31 COM 7.1, 6 recommends to read WHC-07/31.COM/7.1 in conjunction with the report on “Predicting and managing the impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage”, WHC-06/30.COM/7.1, II, and the “Strategy to assist States Parties to implement appropriate management responses”, WHC-06/30.COM/7.1, Annex 4.

Author Commentary 10

World Heritage Decision 31 COM 7.1, 7 : State Parties are urged to make use of the “Policy Document on the Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Properties”, WHC-07/31.COM/7.1, and the “Strategy for Risk Reduction at World Heritage Properties”, WHC-07/31.COM/7.2, so as to protect natural heritage properties.

Author Commentary 11

WHC Operational Guidelines III.B 129 and WHC Operational Guidelines, Annex 5: This refers to section 4b (iii) of the new format for the nomination of properties for inscription on the World Heritage List.

Author Commentary 12

CMS Article 5(e)
Maintaining a favorable conservation status for such habitats would include protection of such habitats from disturbance. Climate change is one such disturbance.