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SBSTTA 6 Recommendation VI/3
Retired sections:

Biological diversity of inland water ecosystems

The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice,

Noting the need to facilitate the progress in the implementation of the programme of work on inland waters and preparation of guidelines for rapid assessment methodologies of the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems, paying special attention to early cooperation with small island developing States,

Noting the successful cooperation between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat and the need for the third joint work plan between the two conventions,

Also noting the final report of the World Commission on Dams, Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making, released on 16 November 2000,

Noting further that the Executive Secretary, in pursuance of decision V/2 of the Conference of the Parties, has reviewed the report of the World Commission on Dams and identified linkages between the recommendations of the Commission and the programme of work on biological diversity of inland water ecosystems, as contained in section III of the note by the Executive Secretary on identification of the elements from the final report of the World Commission on Dams that can be introduced in the programme of work on biological diversity of inland water ecosystems (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/5/Add.1) prepared for the sixth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice,

  1. Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a report on the second joint work plan between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Ramsar Convention, including a draft third joint work plan covering suggestions on the future joint activities for consideration by the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
  2. Requests the Executive Secretary to make the report of the World Commission on Dams, Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making, available to the Parties through the clearing-house mechanism so that they can use the scientific and technical tools of the report as appropriate;
  3. Recommends that the Conference of the Parties take note of the recommendations contained in the report of the World Commission on Dams in regard to the implementation of the programme of work on biological diversity of inland water ecosystems.

Biological diversity of inland water ecosystems

The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice,

Noting the need to facilitate the progress in the implementation of the programme of work on inland waters and preparation of guidelines for rapid assessment methodologies of the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems, paying special attention to early cooperation with small island developing States,

Noting the successful cooperation between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat and the need for the third joint work plan between the two conventions,

Also noting the final report of the World Commission on Dams, Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making, released on 16 November 2000,

Noting further that the Executive Secretary, in pursuance of decision V/2 of the Conference of the Parties, has reviewed the report of the World Commission on Dams and identified linkages between the recommendations of the Commission and the programme of work on biological diversity of inland water ecosystems, as contained in section III of the note by the Executive Secretary on identification of the elements from the final report of the World Commission on Dams that can be introduced in the programme of work on biological diversity of inland water ecosystems (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/5/Add.1) prepared for the sixth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice,

  1. Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a report on the second joint work plan between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Ramsar Convention, including a draft third joint work plan covering suggestions on the future joint activities for consideration by the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
  2. Requests the Executive Secretary to make the report of the World Commission on Dams, Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making, available to the Parties through the clearing-house mechanism so that they can use the scientific and technical tools of the report as appropriate;
  3. Recommends that the Conference of the Parties take note of the recommendations contained in the report of the World Commission on Dams in regard to the implementation of the programme of work on biological diversity of inland water ecosystems.

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  • United Nations Environment Programme