Activity 1: Provide funding for PAs

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

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Component 2: Provide domestic funding

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  • Encourage the establishment of national public and private foundations or associations whose purpose is to invite donations for the protection of cultural and natural heritage: WHC Article 17 SEE COMMENTARY 19
  • Finance and support the development of tool kits at the local level, in local languages and those used by indigenous and local communities: CBD Decision VIII/24, 32 SEE COMMENTARY 20
  • Provide capacity and funding to promote the participation of indigenous and local communities, with their consultation, when assessing proposed developments taking place or impacting on sacred sites and land and waters traditionally occupied or used by indigenous and local communities: CBD Decision VII/16, F9d SEE COMMENTARY 21
  • Make available funds for the preparation of management plans for wetlands: Ramsar Recommendation 5.7
Component 3: Provide funding to wetlands

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VIII/24, 4 : Financial support should particularly be given to the least developed and small island developing States and countries with economies in transition, taking into account Article 2 and Article 8 (m) of the Convention. Reporting by countries includes national reports under the CBD, to enable the review of implementation of the programme of work on PAs in line with Goal 2.2 of the programme of work.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex : This is Activity 3.4.3 of the PAs programme of work, under Goal 3.4, which aim to ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas. This includes countries with economies in transition and small island developing States.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VII/28, 9 : This should be particularly carried out in the least developed and the small island developing States and countries with economies in transition, in accordance with Article 20 of the Convention.

Author Commentary 4

CBD Decision VII/5, 35: This obligation is duplicated in the support positive incentives activity of the economic instruments section.

Author Commentary 5

Ramsar Strategic Plan 2003-2008, Operational Objective 15.1 : Action 15.1.3 refers to the Guidelines for international cooperation under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Resolution VII.19, Annex).

Author Commentary 6

WHC Article 18 : Facilitate collections made by the bodies mentioned in paragraph 3 of Article 15 for this purpose.

Author Commentary 7

WHC Decision 28 COM 13.1, 11 (a) particularly support States Parties that are less well represented in the List.

Author Commentary 8

CBD Decision VII/15, 18: Especially support the least developed countries, small island developing States, and countries with economies in transition.

Author Commentary 9

CBD Decision VI/10, 19: Impact assessments should take into account the recommendations in annex II to this decision.

Author Commentary 10

Ramsar Resolution VIII.6, 21 : The Global Review of Wetland Resources and Priorities for Wetland Inventory report is contained in document COP7 DOC. 19.3, see http://www.ramsar.org/cop7/cop7_doc_19.3_e.htm.

Author Commentary 11

UNCCD Decision 21/COP.4, 2 and Decision 21/COP.4, Annex: is the declaration by members of Parliament. This is paragraph 2 of section V.

Author Commentary 12

UNCCD Decision 21/COP.4, 2 and Decision 21/COP.4, Annex : is the declaration by members of Parliament. This is paragraph 7 of section V.

Author Commentary 13

UNCCD Decision 21/COP.4, 2 and Decision 21/COP.4, Annex : is the declaration by members of Parliament. This is paragraph 8 of section V.

Author Commentary 14

MAB Seville Strategy recommendation IV.2, 12: Goal IV is to implement the biosphere reserve concept.

Author Commentary 15

MAB Seville Strategy recommendation IV.2, 14 : This is duplicated in the assess PA threats and impacts, activity of the Assessment section. Goal IV is to implement the biosphere reserve concept.

Author Commentary 16

MAB Seville Strategy recommendation IV.2, 19 : Goal IV is to implement the biosphere reserve concept.

Author Commentary 17

CBD Decision VIII/24, 26 : This includes Poverty Reduction Strategies.

Author Commentary 18

CBD Decision VIII/24, 33 : This refers to the toolkits for the identification, designation, management, monitoring and evaluation of national and regional systems of PAs. Ensure the participation of indigenous and local communities in this activity.

Author Commentary 19

WHC Article 17 : Cultural and natural heritage is defined in Articles 1 and 2.

Author Commentary 20

CBD Decision VIII/24, 32: This refers to the toolkits for the identification, designation, management, monitoring and evaluation of national and regional systems of PAs.

Author Commentary 21

CBD Decision VII/16, F9d Refer to the annex to part F for the Akwé: Kon Voluntary Guidelines for impact assessments for developments on sacred sites. This obligation is duplicated in the make PA processes participatory activity of the Stakeholders and Indigenous and Local Communities section.

Author Commentary 22

UNFCCC Article 4, 4: This obligation applies to developed country Parties and other developed Parties included in UNFCCC Annex II.

Author Commentary 23

UNFCCC Decision 3/CP.11, Further guidance for the operation of the Least Developed Countries Fund): States that full-cost funding shall be provided by the Least Developed Countries Fund to meet the additional cost of activities to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change, as identified and prioritized in national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs).

Author Commentary 24

UNFCCC Decision 6/CP.11, 1 (Further guidance for the operation of the Least Developed Countries Fund) : This is directed at Parties included in Annex II to the UNFCCC. The Least Developed Countries (LDC) Fund was created under UNFCCC Decision 7/CP.7, 6. It is intended to support a work programme for the LDCs. This work programme should include NAPAs.

Author Commentary 25

UNFCCC Decision 2/CP.11, 4 (Five-year programme of work of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change) : Implementation of the programme of work will begin with the initial activities specified in the SBSTA conclusions, which can be found in FCCC/SBSTA/2005/L.30 [http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2005/sbsta/eng/l30.pdf]. The first step consists of compiling and making available to SBSTA 24 an initial list of organizations and institutions active in areas relevant to the programme of work. Parties and relevant international organizations are also invited to provide the secretariat with information as an input for compiling this list by 13 February 2006.