Activity 2: Address equity issues

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

  • Initiate implementation of the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines, including ensuring local users of biodiversity components are sufficiently empowered and supported by rights to be responsible and accountable for use of the resources concerned: CBD Decision VII/12, 2 SEE COMMENTARY 1
  • Initiate implementation of the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines, including ensuring that the needs and contributions of indigenous and local communities regarding the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity should be reflected in the equitable distribution of the benefits from the use of those resources: CBD Decision VII/12, 2 SEE COMMENTARY 2
  • Undertake research on ways of enhancing equitable distribution of benefits derived from the sustainable use of components of biodiversity, including genetic resources: CBD Decision VII/12, 6j
  • Change unsustainable patterns of production and consumption that impact on biodiversity, in the light of the impacts of inequalities in the use of resources: CBD Decision VIII/9, 18

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VII/12, 2
CBD Decision VII/12, Annex II
Practical principle 2 of the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines states that local users of biodiversity components should be sufficiently empowered and supported by rights to be responsible and accountable for use of the resources concerned. The Parties to CITES have also been urged to apply the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines in CITES Resolution 13.2,(Rev. CoP14)(a).

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/12, 2
CBD Decision VII/12, Annex II
Practical principle 12 of the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines states that the needs of indigenous and local communities who live with and are affected by the use and conservation of biological diversity along with their contributions to its conservation and sustainable use, should be reflected in the equitable distribution of the benefits from the use of those resources. The Parties to CITES have also been urged to apply the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines in CITES Resolution 13.2,(Rev. CoP14) (a).