Activity 4: Regulatory frameworks, including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

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Author Commentary 1

Ramsar Resolution VIII.9, 10 and CMS Resolution 7.2, 3 endorse CBD Decision VI/7, A2 (part 1), to which the CBD Guidelines for incorporating biodiversity-related issues into environmental impact assessment legislation and/or process and in strategic environmental assessment are annexed.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/32, 1 , CBD Decision V/18, 1c and CBD Decision III/18, 6 on the integration of biodiversity into impact assessments complement each other and partially overlap.

Author Commentary 3

Ramsar Resolution VIII.9, 10 provides for synergies with the CBD impact assessment guidelines CBD Resolution VI/7, Annex.

Author Commentary 4

Ramsar Resolution VIII.9, 10 and CMS Resolution 7.2, 3 endorse CBD Resolution VI/7, A2 (part 1), to which the CBD Guidelines for incorporating biodiversity-related issues into environmental impact assessment legislation and/or process and in strategic environmental assessment are annexed.

Author Commentary 5

A number of Ramsar Guidelines provide guidance on the application of Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessments. This are referred to under Activity 1 of Section 1. Ramsar Resolution VII. 16, 10 repeats and specifies the contents of Ramsar Recommendation 1.6 .

Author Commentary 6

This is target 2.8 in the Strategic Plan 2006-2011, under objective 2 : To ensure that migratory species benefit from the best possible conservation measures

Author Commentary 7

This is target 2.8 in the Strategic Plan 2006-2011, under objective 2 : To ensure that migratory species benefit from the best possible conservation measures.