Activity 4: Build capacity

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Component 1: Build capacity for effective mitigation and adaptation activities

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Component 2: Build capacity to address climate change and wetlands linkages

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Component 3: Build capacity to address threats to coral reefs

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Component 4: Build capacity to maintain mountain biological diversity

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  • Provide financial assistance support for the effective implementation of the programme of work on mountain biological diversity: CBD Decision VII/27, 7
  • Further enhance the provision of additional financial resources and transfer of technology to implement the programme of work on mountain biological diversity: CBD Decision VII/27. 15
Component 5: Build capacity to manage protected areas

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Component 6: Build capacity to manage wetlands

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  • Identify and make available sources of funds to undertake activities identified in the Guidelines for Global Action on Peatlands. Ramsar Resolution VIII.17, 20
Component 7: Build capacity to maintain island biodiversity

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Component 8: Build capacity to maintain biodiversity of dry and sub-humid lands

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VII/15, 9
In particular, build capacity relating to accessing information and tools, and for enhancing coordination at national level.

Author Commentary 2

UNFCCC Decision 5/CP.7, 15
National adaptation programmes of action are prepared by least developed countries. They are intended to serve as a simplified and direct channel of communication of information relating to the vulnerabilities and adaptation needs of the least developed countries.

Author Commentary 3

KP Decision 29/CMP.1, 2(f): This refers to capacity-building relating to the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol in developing countries within the scope of the framework for capacity-building adopted by UNFCCC Decision 2/CP.7.

Author Commentary 4

Ramsar Resolution IX.14, 10
Examples of how this objective can be fulfilled include activities designed to increase food security, diversify economies, and add value to wetland products.

Author Commentary 5

Ramsar Resolution VIII.3, 19
Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention are invited to report to COP9 on progress on this matter, including achievements and the identification of difficulties encountered.

Author Commentary 6

CBD Decision VII/5, Annex I
This refers to subparagraph (2)(f)(ii) of Appendix 1, the specific work plan on coral bleaching.

Author Commentary 7

CBD Decision VII/28, 9
Special emphasis should be given to those elements of the programme of work requiring early action This paragraph also refers to CBD Article 20.

Author Commentary 8

CBD Decision VIII/1, 3 and
CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex:
This refers to Action 18.1. 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.