Activity 7: Stakeholder Participation

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
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  • Adopt policies and regulations that ensure that indigenous and local communities and local stakeholders who are engaged in the management of a resource for sustainable use receive an equitable share of any benefits derived from that use, CBD Decision VII/12, 2 and CBD Decision VII/12, Annex (Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity), and CITES Resolution 13.2 (rev. COP 14) a) - SEE COMMENTARY 3
  • Consider introducing measures, administrative as well as legislative, for ensuring the participation of indigenous and local communities in formulating, implementing and monitoring of activities aimed at mitigation and adaptation to the impacts of climate change; CBD Decision IX/13, B, 6

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Author Commentary 1

Author Commentary 2

With Ramsar Recommendation 6.3, 9 and CBD Resolution VII/4, Annex (goal 2.5), the two conventions ask for very similar action, but note that wetlands (Ramsar Convention) and inland waters (CBD) are not fully identical.

Author Commentary 3

This refers to the second Operational guideline under Practical Principle 12 of the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity.