Activity 1: Make information available to policymakers

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Component 1

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Ensure that information on the vulnerability of coastal wetlands is made available to integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) processes: Ramsar Resolution VIII.4, 13 and Ramsar Resolution VIII.4, Annex (Principles and guidelines for incorporating wetland issues into Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)) SEE COMMENTARY 1
  • Use the network of World Heritage properties to demonstrate management actions that need to be taken to meet threats posed by climate change to natural heritage, both within the properties and in their wider context: WHC Decision 29 COM 7B.a, 10
  • EU Commission to adopt guidelines for monitoring and reporting the emission of greenhouse gases and ensure that emissions are monitored accordingly; Member States to ensure that operators report annually on installation emissions: EU Directive 2003/87/EC, Article 14

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Author Commentary 1

Ramsar Resolution VIII.4, Annex
See paragraph 6.1 under Guidelines No. 6 – Ensuring the recognition by Contracting Parties of the role of coastal wetlands in mitigating the impacts of climate change and sea-level rise.