Activity 4: Cooperate in communication, education and public awareness

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
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Component 1

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Cooperate in and promote the development and exchange of educational and public awareness material on climate change and its effects: UNFCCC Article 6(b)(i) SEE COMMENTARY 1
  • Cooperate in and promote the secondment of personnel to train experts on climate change and its effects, in particular for developing countries: UNFCCC Article 6(b)(ii)

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Cooperate with other States and international organizations in developing educational and public awareness programmes on conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity: CBD Article 13 (b)
  • Continue the collaborative efforts with the CEPA programmes of other relevant organizations to enhance coordination and maximize synergies: CBD Decision VII/24, 4(b) SEE COMMENTARY 2
  • Promote biodiversity-related communication, education and public awareness activities across multilateral environmental agreements and programmes: CBD Decision VI/19, 7(a) SEE COMMENTARY 3
  • Cooperate by utilizing the services of institutions in developing countries that can support capacity-building activities at the national, subregional and regional levels: UNFCCC Decision 2/CP.7, 1 and UNFCCC Decision 2/CP.7, Annex (Framework for capacity building in developing countries)SEE COMMENTARY 4

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Author Commentary 1

UNFCCC Article 6(b)(i)
The chapeau of the provision indicates that this activity is a means of carrying out the commitments of Parties under UNFCCC Article 4.1(i).

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/24, 4(b)
This is directed at the Executive Secretary of the CBD.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VI/19, 7(a)
This is directed at UNEP.

Author Commentary 4

UNFCCC Decision 2/CP.7, 1 and UNFCCC Decision 2/CP.7, Annex : This refers to paragraph 19(b) and is directed at developing country Parties.