Activity 1: Demonstrate the benefits of biological diversity

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
Restrict the information to :
All agreements
Global agreements Regional agreements
Restrict to selected parties

or press CTRL or key to select more

Component 1: demonstrate the benefits - general

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Component 2: Demonstrate the benefits of forest biological diversity

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Component 3: Demonstrate the benefits of wetlands

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

Component 4: demonstrate the benefits of island ecosystems

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Understand and promote the role of island ecosystems and habitats in providing ecosystem services that prevent or mitigate the impacts of natural or anthropogenic disasters and extreme events, and protect islands, island biodiversity and island communities: CBD Decision VIII/1, 3 and CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex SEE COMMENTARY 5
Component 5: demonstrate the benefits of dry and sub-humid lands ecosystems

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Improve national, regional and global data on dry and sub-humid lands ecosystem goods and services, their uses and related socio-economic values, and on the threats to which dry and sub-humid lands ecosystems are subjected: CBD Decision VIII/2, 5

Restrict again!

Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VI/22, 10
CBD Decision VI/22, Annex
See Programme element 1: conservation, sustainable use and benefit-sharing, goal 2: to apply the ecosystem approach to the management of all types of forests, Objective 3: mitigate the negative impacts of climate change on forest biodiversity, Activity (e).

Author Commentary 2

Ramsar Resolution VIII.4, 13
Ramsar Resolution VIII.4, Annex
This refers to Action 5.3 under Guideline No. 5 – Ensuring the recognition by Contracting Parties of the role of coastal wetlands in regulating water flows and water quality.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VII/15, 6
The assessment is being undertaken by Wetlands International and the Global Environment Centre.

Author Commentary 4

Ramsar Resolution IX.8, 6
Ramsar Resolution IX.8, Annex
This refers to Strategy 1.3, which relates to operational objectives 3.1 to 3.3. The objective is to increase recognition of the significance of wetlands for reasons of water supply, coastal protection, flood defense, climate change mitigation, food security, poverty reduction, cultural heritage and scientific research, with a focus on under-represented ecosystem types.

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision VIII/1, 3
CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex
This refers to Action 13.3. of Goal 3: Address the threats to island biological diversity, under programme element E.: Goals, targets and timeframes, and island-specific priority actions for the Parties.

Author Commentary 6

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 and reflects that some natural properties may be able to be involved in sequestration activities as part of broader national mitigation approaches. 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.