Communication and research

This section sets out the obligations on Parties relating to communication and research on sustainable use. It includes the obligations to report to MEA Secretariats and other MEA bodies on sustainable use (Activity 2) as well as obligations to communicate within Parties and to the public on sustainable use issues (Activities 3 & 4). In endorsing the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (AAPG) the Parties to CBD also agreed a number of obligations relating to research on sustainable use. Both CITES and CMS have launched processes to examine the application of the AAPG to their own work.