Activity 1: Provide development assistance

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Component 1: Provide development assistance

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Component 2: Provide development assistance for inland waters in specific regions

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  • Support the development process for the America Pacific Flyway Programme and consider funding: CMS Recommendation 7.7, 3
  • Increase cross-sectoral coordination and partnership development for pro-poor investments in the drylands, and support capacity-building in all areas relevant to the implementation of the national action programmes (NAPs) by African country Parties: UNCCD Decision 1/COP.7, 4 SEE COMMENTARY 12
  • Developed country Parties: Support UNCCD programmes in Africa in promoting sustainable land management and poverty alleviation and in assisting the efforts of developing country Parties to disseminate and use traditional knowledge and to upscale good practices: UNCCD Decision 1/COP.7, 14
Component 3: Integrate inland water concerns into development programmes

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Author Commentary 1

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 2

Ramsar Resolution VIII.17, 20
Ramsar Resolution VIII.17, Annex
The Guidelines for Global Action on Peatlands address the following themes: knowledge of global resources; education and public awareness on peatlands; policy and legislative instruments; wise use of peatlands; research networks, regional centres of expertise, and institutional capacity; international cooperation; and implementation and support.

Author Commentary 3

Ramsar Resolution VII.7, 10
Ramsar Resolution VII.7, Annex
The Guidelines for reviewing laws and institutions to promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands address the purpose of a legal and institutional review, preparing for and carrying out the legal and institutional review.

Author Commentary 4

Ramsar Resolution VII.8, 22
Ramsar Resolution VII.8, 22,Annex
The Guidelines for establishing and strengthening local communities’ and indigenous people’s participation in the management of wetlands build on lessons learned from participatory management case studies.

Author Commentary 5

Ramsar Resolution VII.18, 18
Ramsar Resolution VII.18, Annex
The Guidelines for integrating wetland conservation and wise use into river basin management address institutional frameworks, assessment and enhancement of the role of wetlands in water management, minimising the impacts of land use and development projects on wetlands and their biodiversity, maintenance of natural water regimes to maintain wetlands, and international cooperation.

Author Commentary 6

Ramsar Recommendation 7.1, 10
The Draft Global Action Plan for the Wise Use and Management of Peatlands (Ramsar Recommendation 7.1, Annex) is superseded by the Guidelines for Global Action on Peatlands (Ramsar Resolution VIII.17, Annex). The Guidelines address the following themes: knowledge of global resources; education and public awareness on peatlands; policy and legislative instruments; wise use of peatlands; research networks, regional centres of expertise, and institutional capacity; international cooperation; and implementation and support.

Author Commentary 7

Ramsar Recommendation 5.5
Is similar to, but more specific than Ramsar Recommendation 3.4; both repeat parts of Ramsar Recommendation 2.3, Annex, 8.1 (an action point of the Framework for Implementing the Convention).

Author Commentary 7a

CBD Decision VIII/1, 1 and
CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex:
This is priority action 16.3 of the programme of work on island biodiversity and refers to financing the implementation of this programme or work.

Author Commentary 7b

CBD Decision VIII/9, 27: This decision is about the implications of the findings of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA); the preceding paragraph encourages Parties, Governments and organizations to make use of the methodologies and conceptual framework of the MA. Paragraph 27 emphasizes the need for provision of resources, in particular to developing countries, in this regard.

Author Commentary 7c

CBD Decision VIII/24, 4:
The programme of work on protected areas can be found in CBD Decision VII/28, Annex.

Author Commentary 7d

CBD Decision VIII/24, 32:
The toolkits that the paragraph is referring to are described in paragraph 29 of the decision as toolkits for the identification, designation, monitoring and evaluation of national and regional systems of protected areas.

Author Commentary 7e

CBD Decision VIII/24, 33:
The toolkits that the paragraph is referring to are described in paragraph 29 of the decision as toolkits for the identification, designation, monitoring and evaluation of national and regional systems of protected areas.

Author Commentary 7f

CBD Decision VIII/30, 7:
This decision addresses biodiversity and climate change. Paragraph 6 refers to assistance to developing countries for activities and plans addressing adaptation to climate change, considering the needs of the most vulnerable regions and ecosystems and their indigenous and local communities.

Author Commentary 8

CBD Decision VII/21, 1
It is not clear what the term ‘programme of work’ is referring to as no programme of work is mentioned earlier in the decision. Possibly, it refers to all programmes of work of the Convention.

Author Commentary 9

Author Commentary 10

WHC Decision 29 COM 7B.b, 5
This obligation refers to the serious threat that disasters pose on the conservation of World Heritage.

Author Commentary 11

Ramsar Resolution VIII.44, 7
NEPAD stands for New Partnership for Africa’s Development.

Author Commentary 12

UNCCD Decision 1/COP.7, 4
NAPs are the National Action Programmes under the UNCCD. The obligation for capacity-building asks specifically to include policy, programme and project planning and development, as well as negotiations skills; adaptive natural resource management; socio-economic analysis and development; research, monitoring and information management; analysis, documentation and dissemination of best practices; and enterprise development and community/private partnerships.

Author Commentary 13

Ramsar Resolution 5.2, 6
On the integration of wise use and conservation into development programmes repeats Ramsar Resolution as Annex to DOC.C.4.13 (Rev.), 5.

Author Commentary 14

Ramsar Recommendation 3.4
The strategy referred to in the obligation consists of a range of requirements for development agencies, many of which are listed here under this activity, component 3.