Activity 2: Use relevant information in policy-making

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
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Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Take measures to prevent and minimize the introduction and spread of invasive alien species as part of their emergency relief, aid and any response efforts, and take into account any relevant codes of practice or guidelines in their national aid operations or in the operations of non-governmental organizations within their country: CBD Decision VIII/27, 42

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Author Commentary 1

Ramsar Resolution IX.9, 16
This is addressed to the Ramsar Secretariat, Contracting Parties and other partners. Examples of natural disasters cited include flooding and tidal surges, drought, and invasive alien species.

Author Commentary 2

Ramsar Resolution VIII.3, 16
These COP background papers are “Climate Change and Wetlands” COP8 DOC.11 and the “Interim Executive Summary to Ramsar COP8 DOC.11: Climate Change and Wetlands” COP8 DOC.40.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VIII/9, 18
According to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the rapidly increasing impacts of climate change are considered as one of the issues that are most significant at the global level in terms of their impacts on biodiversity: CBD Decision VIII/9, 13.