Activity 3: Develop and implement guidelines for sustainable use

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
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Component 1

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Make use of the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, also taking into account national circumstances, when adopting non-detriment-making processes and making CITES non-detriment findings: CITES Resolution 13.2 (Rev CoP14), (a), SEE COMMENTARY 1
  • Initiate a process for the implementation of the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity: CBD Decision VII/12, 2 SEE COMMENTARY 2
  • Use the Proposals for the application of ways and means to remove or mitigate perverse incentives as interim guidance in implementing the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines and, in particular principles 2 and 3: CBD Decision VII/18, 4 SEE COMMENTARY 3
  • Ensure that those responsible for the implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management are made aware of and utilize the Principles and guidelines for incorporating wetland issues into Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM): Ramsar Resolution VIII.4, 14
  • Apply the ecosystem approach, giving consideration to the principles and guidance contained in the approach: CBD Decision V/6, 2 and CBD Decision V/6 Annex SEE COMMENTARY 4
  • Integrate National Wetland Policies with other guidance adopted under the Ramsar convention: Ramsar Resolution VII.6, 12 SEE COMMENTARY 4
  • Integrate National Wetland Policies with other guidance adopted under the Ramsar convention: Ramsar Resolution VII.7, 9 SEE COMMENTARY 5
  • Implement in a more systematic and effective manner at all levels the Guidelines for implementation of the wise use concept of the Convention: Ramsar Resolution 5.6 SEE COMMENTARY 6
  • Implement the applicable provisions of Additional guidance for the implementation of the wise use concept: Ramsar Resolution 5.6
  • Strengthen international cooperation between developed countries and developing countries, or those whose economy is in transition, for the implementation of wise use guidelines: Ramsar Resolution 5.6
  • Adopt and apply the Guidelines for implementation of the wise use concept of the Convention: Ramsar Recommendation 4.10
  • Exploitation of wild fauna specified in Appendix III shall be regulated using specific measures in order to keep the populations out of danger: Bern Convention Article 7
  • Key concepts relevant to sustainable use are defined including: conservation, habitat of a species, species of Community interest, endangered species, vulnerable species, rare species, endemic species, priority species, conservation status, and specimen: EU Habitat, Article 1

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Author Commentary 1

CITES Resolution 13.2,(Rev CoP14),(a)
This resolution urges the Parties to CITES to make use of the guidelines on sustainable use developed within under the framework of the CBD.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/12, Annex II Practical Principle 1
This principle requires that supportive laws and institutions are in place at all levels of governance and there are effective linkages between these levels.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VII/18, 4
The Proposals for the application of ways and means to remove or mitigate perverse incentives appear as an Annex to this decision.

Author Commentary 4

CBD Decision V/6, 2
CBD Decision V/6 Annex
The twelve principles of the ecosystem approach are outlined in the Annex. Several of the principles (including 4,5,6,8 & 10) make clear that there is a close connection between sustainable use and the ecosystem approach.

Author Commentary 5

Ramsar Resolution VII.7, 9
Ramsar Resolution VII.6, 12
These resolutions urge integration of National Wetland Policies with other guidance developed under Ramsar in almost identical language.

Author Commentary 6

Ramsar Resolution 5.6
This resolution calls for more effective implementation of the guidelines adopted at the previous CoP in Ramsar Recommendation 4.10

Author Commentary 7

The ASEAN Strategic Plan of Action on the Environment has been drafted in order to attain this goal. This obligation is duplicated in the Climate Change & Biodiversity module [Legislative Measures and National Policies] and the IAS module [Cooperation].

Author Commentary 8

This obligation is duplicated in the Management section of this module.

Author Commentary 9

The Yangon Resolution on Sustainable Development recognizes that effective environmental and natural resources management, and sustainable utilisation of these resources are critical to alleviate poverty, promote healthy living, reduce the incidence of diseases, and enhancing economic growth in the ASEAN region