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SBSTTA 7 Recommendation VII/3
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Biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands: progress report on the implementation of the programme of work

The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice,

Taking note of the progress report of the Executive Secretary on the implementation of the programme of work on the biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/7/4),

Recognizing the urgency and importance of dealing with threats to the biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands and Noting the full geographic distribution of such ecosystems,

  1. Emphasizes the importance of synergy between the secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention to Combat Desertification, and the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, and other appropriate bodies such as the Convention on Wetlands, Encourages the development of a mechanism to coordinate their activities, and suggests that national biodiversity strategies and action plans under the Convention on Biological Diversity and the national action programmes under the Convention to Combat Desertification be linked and integrated;
  2. Urges the convening of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Dry and Sub-Humid Lands before the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, and Notes the need for resources to be made available;
  3. Requests that the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group should take into consideration the views expressed at the seventh meeting of the Subsidiary Body and, in particular, those relating to the importance of:

      (a) The value of goods and services of the dry and sub-humid lands, and Encourages preparation of case-studies on valuation of biodiversity of these environments;

      (b) A balanced consideration of conservation, sustainable use and the equitable sharing of benefits in any set of recommendations;

      (c) Capacity development, and the needs of some Parties for assistance in seeking resources to develop proposals;

      (d) The important complementary role of ex situ conservation in implementing the programme of work;

      (e) Indicators of biodiversity loss, as well as preventive measures, monitoring, and early warning systems;

  4. Requests the Executive Secretary, in collaboration with the Convention to Combat Desertification, to disseminate through the clearing-house mechanism information on workshops, case-studies and pilot projects carried out in dry and sub-humid land ecosystems.

Biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands: progress report on the implementation of the programme of work

The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice,

Taking note of the progress report of the Executive Secretary on the implementation of the programme of work on the biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/7/4),

Recognizing the urgency and importance of dealing with threats to the biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands and Noting the full geographic distribution of such ecosystems,

  1. Emphasizes the importance of synergy between the secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention to Combat Desertification, and the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, and other appropriate bodies such as the Convention on Wetlands, Encourages the development of a mechanism to coordinate their activities, and suggests that national biodiversity strategies and action plans under the Convention on Biological Diversity and the national action programmes under the Convention to Combat Desertification be linked and integrated;
  2. Urges the convening of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Dry and Sub-Humid Lands before the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, and Notes the need for resources to be made available;
  3. Requests that the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group should take into consideration the views expressed at the seventh meeting of the Subsidiary Body and, in particular, those relating to the importance of:

      (a) The value of goods and services of the dry and sub-humid lands, and Encourages preparation of case-studies on valuation of biodiversity of these environments;

      (b) A balanced consideration of conservation, sustainable use and the equitable sharing of benefits in any set of recommendations;

      (c) Capacity development, and the needs of some Parties for assistance in seeking resources to develop proposals;

      (d) The important complementary role of ex situ conservation in implementing the programme of work;

      (e) Indicators of biodiversity loss, as well as preventive measures, monitoring, and early warning systems;

  4. Requests the Executive Secretary, in collaboration with the Convention to Combat Desertification, to disseminate through the clearing-house mechanism information on workshops, case-studies and pilot projects carried out in dry and sub-humid land ecosystems.

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  • United Nations Environment Programme