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WGRI 4 Recommendations

WGRI 4 Recommendation 4/4

4/4.Biodiversity for poverty eradication and development

The Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention
1.Welcomes the information contained in the proceedings of the Meeting of the Expert Group on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development including the analysis of the root causes of, and interlinkages between biodiversity loss and poverty;1
2.Requests the Executive Secretary to invite Parties to express their views regarding the "Dehradun Recommendations" prepared by the Expert Group on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development at the meeting in Dehradun, India, taking into consideration the discussions during the fourth meeting of the Working Group on Review of Implementation and the Rio+20 outcomes, and submit a synthesis for consideration by the eleventh meeting of the Conference of Parties;
3.Recommends that the Conference of the Parties at its eleventh meeting adopts a decision along the following lines:
The Conference of the Parties
1.Calls upon Parties and encourages all partners and stakeholders involved in biodiversity and development processes and programmes to take into account the executive summary of The Root Causes of, and Inter-linkages between, Biodiversity Loss and Poverty (UNEP/CBD/WG-RI/4/5, annex II) and The Proceedings from the Expert Group on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development and the Expert Group Analysis of the Root Causes of, and Interlinkages between, Biodiversity Loss and Poverty (UNEP/CBD/WG-RI/4/INF/11) in their related plans, policies and actions and in implementation of related programmes;2
2.[Endorses] [Takes note of] the "Dehradun Recommendations" taking into account the submissions by Parties, discussions at the fourth meeting of the Working Group on Review of Implementation and the Rio+20 outcomes;
3.Decides that the Expert Group on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development continues its work and submits a report before the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, subject to the availability of funding, to move towards a road map for the integration of biodiversity into poverty eradication and development in the context of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets;
4.Encourages all partners and stakeholders involved in biodiversity-related programmes to consider different perspectives and priorities in all biodiversity and ecosystem services valuation processes;
5.Encourages all partners and stakeholders involved in biodiversity-related programmes in the context of poverty eradication and development to protect and encourage customary use of biological resources in accordance with traditional cultural practices that are compatible with conservation or sustainable use requirements;
6.Requests the Executive Secretary to transmit a report on the progress of the Expert Group on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development for consideration at the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
7.Invites Parties, the United Nations Development Programme and other relevant organizations to make available through the clearing-house mechanism, as appropriate, best practices on integrating biodiversity into poverty eradication and development.

2Noting for example the UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI) www.unpei.org, the UNEP ecosystem management subprogramme: www.unep.org/ecosystemmanagement, the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Task Team on Environmental Sustainability Climate Change and Rio+20: www.undg.org/index.cfm?P=1050.

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