Activity 1: Link sustainable use with addressing poverty

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

  • Measures taken pursuant to the EU Habitats Directive shall take account of economic, social and cultural requirements and regional and local characteristics: EU Habitat, Article 2
  • Address the objectives of The Strategy by generating income from sustainable land management for people affected by desertification: UNCCD Decision 3/COP 8, 5 and UNCCD Decision 3/COP 8, Annex (The Strategy) SEE COMMENTARY 0
  • Address the objectives of The Strategy by contributing to improved livelihoods through enhancing land productivity and other ecosystem goods and services: UNCCD Decision 3/COP 8, 5 and UNCCD Decision 3/COP 8, Annex (The Strategy) SEE COMMENTARY 0a
  • Ensure the maintenance of wetlands and their functions are taken into account in the design and implementation of poverty reduction strategy papers: Ramsar Resolution IX.20, 17
  • Contribute to poverty reduction by taking measures to protect against impacts such as cyclones and storm surges through the sustainable use of wetlands: Ramsar Resolution IX.14, 7
  • Contribute to poverty reduction by taking measures to develop capacity to use on a sustainable basis land, water and wetland resources such as fish: Ramsar Resolution IX.14, 7
  • Contribute to poverty reduction by taking measures to enhance the priority given to sustainability in all policy sectors: Ramsar Resolution IX.14, 7
  • Contribute to poverty reduction by taking measures to empower the poor in decision-making: Ramsar Resolution IX.14, 7
  • Contribute to poverty reduction by taking measures to improve the ecosystem benefits/services that wetlands provide: Ramsar Resolution IX.14, 7
  • Raise awareness of the self-perpetuating cycles of wetland degradation and poverty: Ramsar Resolution IX.14, 8
  • Give priority to wise use of wetlands in national poverty reduction strategy papers and similar policies: Ramsar Resolution IX.14, 8
  • Create partnerships between local communities, developers and conservationists to ensure existing livelihood strategies are respected: Ramsar Resolution IX.14, 8
  • Encourage new thinking in finance institutions such as the Global Environment Facility for wetland management to help address poverty reduction: Ramsar Resolution IX.14, 8
  • Work with UNEP, UNDP and others to undertake surveys of the values of wetlands with a view to enhancing livelihoods utilizing a wise use approach: Ramsar Resolution IX.14, 10
  • Work with UNEP, UNDP and others to build capacity to sustainably use wetlands in order to improve livelihoods: Ramsar Resolution IX.14, 10
  • Work with UNEP, UNDP and others to encourage these institutions to consult with Parties to define programmes for poverty reduction that address the real necessities of Parties: Ramsar Resolution IX.14, 10
  • Implementation of CITES-listing decisions should take into account potential impacts on the livelihoods of the poor: CITES Resolution 8.3 (Rev CoP13) SEE COMMENTARY 1
  • Undertake appropriate actions to assist other Parties, especially developing countries and countries with economies in transition, to increase their capacity to implement sustainable-use, especially in pursuit of poverty alleviation: CBD Decision V/24, 5

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Author Commentary 0

UNCCD Decision 3/COP 8, 5 and UNCCD Decision 3/COP 8, Annex : Expected Impact 1.1 under the strategic objectives of The Strategy is the generation of income from sustainable land management for people affected by desertification.

Author Commentary 0a

UNCCD Decision 3/COP 8, 5 and UNCCD Decision 3/COP 8, Annex : Expected Impact 2.1 under the strategic objectives of The Strategy is a contribution to improved livelihoods through enhancing land productivity and other ecosystem goods and services.

Author Commentary 1

CITES Resolution 8.3 (Rev CoP13)
This resolution overlaps with CBD Decision VII/12, 6a which calls research on, inter alia, the impacts of sustainable use and non-sustainable use on livelihoods.

Author Commentary 2

This parra combines the reduction of poverty and providing the opportunity for a higher quality of life and a high quality of environment for all ASEAN people. This obligation is duplicated in the Economic Instruments section of the Biodiversity & Climate Change module.

Author Commentary 3

These activities have been agreed upon by the ASEAN member countries to promote regional cooperation towards sustainable development