Activity 3: Assess vulnerability and adaptability

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Component 1: Assess vulnerability of mountain ecosystems

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Component 2: Assess adaptability of species in mountain ecosystems

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Component 3: Assess vulnerability of migratory species

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Component 4: Assess vulnerability of wetland ecosystems

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Component 5: Assess vulnerability of coastal and marine ecosystems

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Component 6: Assess vulnerability and adaptability of World Heritage sites

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VII/27, 1
CBD Decision VII/27, Annex
This refers to Action 3.3.1 of Goal 3.1: To develop work on identification, monitoring and assessment of mountain biological diversity under Programme element 3: Supporting actions for conservation, sustainable use and benefit-sharing.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/27, 1
CBD Decision VII/27, Annex
This refers to Action 3.4.1 of Goal 3.4. To improve research, technical and scientific cooperation, and other forms of capacity-building related to mountain biological diversity under Programme element 3: Supporting actions for conservation, sustainable use and benefit-sharing.

Author Commentary 3

CMS Resolution 8.13, 1(b)
This is directed at the Ramsar Scientific Council, which is requested to afford climate change high priority in its future programme of work. In addition, CMS Resolution 8.13, 1(a) requests the Scientific Council to identify priorities for future research.

Author Commentary 4

Ramsar Resolution VIII.4, 14
Ramsar Resolution VIII.4, Annex
This refers to 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.

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision VII/5, 5
CBD Decision VII/5, Annex I
This refers to subparagraph 1(a)(i), Par 1. Management actions and strategies to support reef resilience, rehabilitation and recovery of Appendix 1, Specific Work Plan on Coral Bleaching. The activity, which is identified as being of highest priority for implementation, was first implemented under CBD Decision VI/3 and amended by CBD Decision VII/5.

Author Commentary 6

CBD Decision VII/5, 5
CBD Decision VII/5, Annex I
This refers to subparagraph 1(a)(iv), Par 1. Management actions and strategies to support reef resilience, rehabilitation and recovery of Appendix 1, Specific Work Plan on Coral Bleaching. Examples of factors to be investigated include cool currents, cold up-wellings, genetic tolerance in certain species and genotypes of corals to raised sea temperatures, and presence and necessary abundance of reef associated biodiversity that imbues reef systems with resilience to sea temperature and/or coral bleaching. The activity was first implemented under CBD Decision VI/3 and amended by CBD Decision VII/5.

Author Commentary 7

CBD Decision VII/5, 5
CBD Decision VII/5, Annex I
This refers to subparagraph 1(a)(iii), Par 1. Management actions and strategies to support reef resilience, rehabilitation and recovery of Appendix 1, Specific Work Plan on Coral Bleaching. The activity was first implemented under CBD Decision VI/3 and amended by CBD Decision VII/5.

Author Commentary 8

World Heritage Decision 31 COM 7.2, 4 and WHC-07/31,COM/7.2: This refers to Table 1 Objective 3, Action 3.1.

Author Commentary 9

World Heritage Decision 31 COM 7.2, 4 and WHC-07/31,COM/7.2: This refers to Table 1 Objective 3, Action 3.2. which revises World Heritage Decision 30 COM 7.2, 3 and WHC-06/30. COM/7.2. Objective 3, Action 3.2.

Author Commentary 10

World Heritage Decision 30 COM 7.1, 8 and WHC-06/30.COM/7.1 : This refers to II. C. Corrective Actions 19.c) i).

Author Commentary 11

World Heritage Decision 30 COM 7.1, 8 and WHC-06/30.COM/7.1 : This refers to II. D. Collaboration, cooperation, and sharing best practices and knowledge 22.b) i).

Author Commentary 12

World Heritage Decision 30 COM 7.2, 3 and WHC-06/30. COM/7.2 : This refers to Objective 1, Action 1.9.