Activity 1: Form partnerships

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Component 1: Form partnerships for marine and coastal biological diversity

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Component 2: Form partnerships for mountain biological diversity

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Form partnerships to address the need for human, technological and financial capacity to effectively implement the activities on mountain biological diversity: CBD Decision VI/27
Component 3: Form partnerships for forest biological diversity

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Strengthen cooperation with the UNFCCC, including its KP, the UNCCD, CITES, and the Ramsar Convention especially on issues relevant to forest biological diversity: CBD Decision V/4, 20 SEE COMMENTARY 6
  • By 2008, contribute to the implementation in the pan European region of the Forest Biodiversity Expanded Programme of Work of the Convention on Biological Diversity: Kiev Resolution no. 1
Component 4: Form partnerships for migratory species

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Cooperate with CBD national focal points, NBSAP managers and national bodies responsible for CBD implementation for coordinated CBD and CMS implementation: CMS Resolution 8.18, 3

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Liaise with international bodies dealing with adverse human induced impacts on cetaceans, ensure full exchange of information, and prevent gaps and duplication of efforts: CMS Resolution 8.22, 3 (d) SEE COMMENTARY 7
Component 5: Form partnerships for island biodiversity

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Establish national, subregional, regional and international island partnerships that bring Governments and civil society organizations together to increase political, financial and technical support to accelerate the implementation of the programme of work on island biodiversity: CBD Decision VIII/1, 16
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships at all levels and across sectors to finance the implementation of national biodiversity strategies and action plans and the programme of work: CBD Decision VIII/1, 3 and CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex SEE COMMENTARY 8
Component 6: Form partnerships for biodiversity of dry and sub-humid lands

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Develop or implement activities, such as national, subregional, regional and global partnerships, that will streamline implementation of the programme of work, and overcome the identified obstacles: CBD Decision VIII/2, 7 and CBD Decision VIII/2, Annex.

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VII/5, 5
CBD Decision VII/5, Annex I
This refers to subparagraph 4(b)(i) of Appendix 1, the specific work plan on coral bleaching. Joint actions include those between national focal points, and among the CBD, the UNFCCC and the Ramsar Convention.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/5, 5
CBD Decision VII/5, Annex I
This refers to subparagraph 4(b)(ii) of Appendix 1, the specific work plan on coral bleaching. Joint actions include those between national focal points, and among the CBD, the UNFCCC and the Ramsar Convention.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VII/5, 5
CBD Decision VII/5, Annex I
This refers to subparagraph 4(b)(iii) of Appendix 1, the specific work plan on coral bleaching. Joint actions include those between national focal points, and among the CBD, the UNFCCC and the Ramsar Convention.

Author Commentary 4

CBD Decision VII/5, 5
CBD Decision VII/5, Annex I
This refers to subparagraph 4(b)(iv) of Appendix 1, the specific work plan on coral bleaching. Joint actions include those between national focal points, and among the CBD, the UNFCCC and the Ramsar Convention.

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision VII/5, 5
CBD Decision VII/5, Annex I
This refers to subparagraph 2(a)(iv) of Appendix 1, the specific work plan on coral bleaching. Joint actions include those between national focal points, and among the CBD, the UNFCCC and the Ramsar Convention.

Author Commentary 6

CBD Decision V/4, 20
This is directed at the Executive Secretary of the CBD. A similar call was made in CBD Decision IV/7, 9, which has been retired. CBD Decision IV/15, 5, which has also been retired, also contained this request. The same is true with regard to CBD Decision III/21, 4.

Author Commentary 7

CMS Resolution 8.22, 3(d)
This is directed at the CMS Secretariat and Scientific Council. Relevant international bodies mentioned include the International Maritime Organization, the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic, the Cartagena Convention and the Regional Seas Programme, and the United Nations Informal Consultation on Protection of Oceans and the Law of the Sea.

Author Commentary 8

CBD Decision VIII/1, 3 and
CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex:
This refers to Action 16.1. of Goal 5: Increasing capacities and financing for the implementation of the programme of work on island biodiversity, under programme element E.: Goals, targets and timeframes, and island-specific priority actions for the Parties.