Activity 3: Develop methods for assessments

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Author Commentary 1

Ramsar Resolution VIII.7, 19
CBD Decision VII/4, 20
Refer to guidance from different sources which could create a conflict if the sources are not compatible. However, the guidance could also be seen as synergistic if the sources complement each other. The guidelines on rapid assessment of biological diversity of inland water ecosystems are included in UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/8/INF/5, Annex III.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/27, 2
CBD Decision VII/27, Annex
Goal 3.2 of the mountain biodiversity programme of work asks for the improvement of knowledge on and methods for the assessment and monitoring of mountain biodiversity.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VI/22, 11
CBD Decision VI/22, Annex
Goal 1 of programme element 3 of the expanded programme of work on forest biodiversity refers to the development of general forest classification. Objective 1 of goal 1 of programme element 3 aims for the adoption of a harmonized global to regional forest classification system. Objective 2 of the same goal requests Parties to develop national forest classification systems and maps. Goal 2 of programme element 3 asks for improving knowledge on and methods for the assessment of biodiversity. Goal 3 of this programme element is about an improved understanding of the role of forest biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.

Author Commentary 4

UNCCD Decision 12/COP.6, 2
Programme element A2 of the joint work programme between CBD and UNCCD refers to the development of assessment tools, namely criteria to facilitate the identification of lands of particular value or under threat, and indicators of the status and trends of dry and sub-humid land biodiversity.