This section sets out the obligations on Parties relating to cooperation regarding IAS. While CBD obligations appear to be central to this section, it is important to note that IPPC and Ramsar both contain obligations calling for communications between the national focal points of conventions to improve the harmonisation of approaches in preventing, controlling and eradicating IAS. IPPC and CBD also encourage the enhancement of coordination between different sectors to improve the management of IAS.

The Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) has published a number of background documents, which can be downloaded from their website.