Articles and Decisions

The programme approved by the XIXth Special Session of the UN General Assembly (June 1997) for the further implementation of Agenda 21 gives special priority to collaboration among the Rio Conventions. This need for collaboration has been repeatedly recognized and noted in the conclusions and decisions of the governing bodies to the Rio Conventions, and in the articles of the Conventions themselves. Below is an indicative (but not exhaustive) list of decisions taken by the respective Conference of the Parties of each Rio Convention on matters of cooperation with one another.

Convention on Biological Diversity

Article 5
Article 24(d)

Decisions on Cooperation with other conventions, organizations, and processes
Decision III/21 (1)
Decision IV/15 (13)
Decision V/21 (3)
Decision VI/20 (9)
Decision VII/26 (1)

Other Cooperation Decisions – with mentions of both UNCCD and UNFCCC
Decision V/4 (20) – Forest Biodiversity
Decision VI/10 (25) – Article 8(j), Traditional Knowledge
Decision VI/22 (9) – Forest Biodiversity
Decision VII/4 (Annex 1) – Inland Waters
Decision VII/13 (4) – Invasive Alien Species
Decision VII/15 – Biodiversity and Climate Change
Decision VII/16 (G.5) – Article 8(j), Traditional Knowledge
Decision VII/20 (6b) – Financial Resources and Mechanism
Decision VII/27 (Annex) – Mountain Biodiversity
Decision VII/28 (Appendix) – Protected Areas

Other Cooperation Decisions – with mentions of UNCCD
Decision III/13 (1a) – Dry and Sub-Humid Lands, Inland Waters and Mountain biodiversity
Decision III/24 (6) – Operations of the Convention
Decision IV/2 (10g) – Clearing House Mechanism
Decision IV/7 (9) – Forest Biodiversity
Decision V/23 (6) – Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity
Decision VI/8 (Annex 1B, 4.3) – Global Taxonomic Initiative
Decision VII/2 – Dry and Sub-Humid Lands

Other Cooperation Decisions – with mentions of UNFCCC
Decision IV/5 (2,3) – Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Decision V/3 (4,5) – Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Decision V/15 (6) – Incentive Measures
Decision VI/15 (Annex II) – Incentive Measures
Decision VI/19 (Annex) – Communication, Education and Public Awareness
Decision VI/23 (15a) – Invasive Alien Species
Decision VII/13 (4a) – Invasive Alien Species
Decision VII/29 (7) – Technology transfer and cooperation

Convention to Combat Desertification
Article 8.1
Article 23 (d)
Decision 13/COP.1
Decision 17/COP.3
Decision 7/COP.5
Decision 12/COP.6

Framework Convention on Climate Change
Article 7.2 (1)
Article 8.2 (e)
Decision 1/CP.7 (3)
Decision 13/CP.8 (1)
And additional decisions and conclusions on cooperation listed here

United Nations General Assembly
A/Res/S-19/2 Programme for the further implementation of Agenda 21
A/58/212 Convention on Biological Diversity
A/Res/64/203 Convention on Biological Diversity