Activity 2: Support projects and activities that take climate change into account

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VII/15, 18(a)
This invitation is addressed to sources of funding. The invitation is mirrored, as a request to the financial mechanism and other sources, in CBD Decision VII/20, 6(a).

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/15, 18(b)
This invitation is addressed to sources of funding. The invitation is mirrored, as a request to the financial mechanism and other sources, in CBD Decision VII/20, 6(b).

Author Commentary 3

World Heritage Decision 31 COM 7.1, 8 and WHC-07/31.COM/7.1, Annex 1 : This refers to 1.General Research on Natural Heritage. 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 4

World Heritage Decision 31 COM 7.1, 8 and WHC-07/31.COM/7.1, Annex 1 : This refers to 2. Research in relation to criterion (vii) “beauty”. 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 5

World Heritage Decision 31 COM 7.1, 8 and WHC-07/31.COM/7.1, Annex 1 : This refers to 3. Research in relation to criterion (viii) “geodiversity”. 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 6

World Heritage Decision 31 COM 7.1, 8 and WHC-07/31.COM/7.1, Annex 1 : This refers to 4. Research in relation to criteria (ix) and (x) “biodiversity”. 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 7

World Heritage Decision 31 COM 7.1, 8 and WHC-07/31.COM/7.1, Annex 1 : This refers to 5. Research in relation to impacts on integrity (size, shape, boundaries, buffer zones, management, threats, etc.). 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 8

World Heritage Decision 31 COM 7.1, 8 and WHC-07/31.COM/7.1, Annex 1 : This refers to 6. Other research in relation to natural World Heritage properties. This could assist in recognizing carbon values of forest and other properties to increase leverage for conservation and potential for sustainable financing through carbon offset projects. 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

CBD Decision VII/15, 18(c): This invitation is addressed to sources of funding.

Author Commentary 10

World Heritage Decision 31 COM 7.2, 4 and WHC-07/31,COM/7.2 : This refers to Table 1 Objective 4, Action 4.1.

Author Commentary 11

World Heritage Decision 31 COM 7.2, 4 and WHC-07/31,COM/7.2 : This refers to Table 1 Objective 1, Action 1.2 which aims for instance at including disaster and risk management strategies. This revises World Heritage Decision 30 COM 7.2, 3 and WHC-06/30. COM/7.2 Objective 1, Action 1.1.

Author Commentary 12

World Heritage Decision 31 COM 7.2, 4 and WHC-07/31,COM/7.2 : This refers to Table 1 Objective 1, Action 1.2 which aims for instance at including disaster and risk management strategies. This revises World Heritage Decision 30 COM 7.2, 3 and WHC-06/30. COM/7.2 Objective 1, Action 1.2.

Author Commentary 13

World Heritage Decision 30 COM 7.2, 3 and WHC-06/30. COM/7.2 : This refers to Objective 1, Action 1.6.