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African Regional Expert Workshop on Sustainable Use of Biodiversity Nairobi, 12 to 15 December 2006. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity FAO, ICRAF, Bioversity International, IFAP . Background . SU one of the 3 components of biodiversity, most significant
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
FAO, ICRAF, Bioversity International, IFAP
SU one of the 3 components of biodiversity, most significant
3 years of discussions leading to Addis Ababa May 2003, reported to SBSTTA.
Decision VII/12 adopted in COP 7 in Kuala Lumpur, 2004, invites SCBD to organize technical workshops to:
Agricultural biodiversity …
Includes all components of biological diversity of relevance to food and agriculture – the variety and variability of plants, animals and micro-organisms at genetic, species and ecosystem level which are necessary to sustain key funcions in the agroecosystem, its structures and processes.
Sustainable use …
The use of components of biological diversity that does not lead to long-term decline of biological diversity while maintaining the potential to meet the needs and aspirations of present and future generations
Ecosystem services …
Principle 1: Get the legal framework right
Congruent policies, laws and Institutions at all levels of government - with links between them
Principle 2. Responsibility with accountability
Principle 3. Avoid perverse incentives
Principle 4. Use adaptive management
Principle 5. Minimize adverse impacts on the ecosystem services
Principle 6. Invest in appropriate research
Principle 7. Get the scale (time and space) of use right
Principle 8. Seek international cooperation where necessary
Principle 9: Use an interdisciplinary and participatory approach wherever possible
Principle 10: Know the current and potential value of the resource
Principle 11: Minimize waste and adverse environmental impacts
Principle 12: Ensure equitable distribution of benefits meet local needs
Principle 13: Management costs should be covered by income (integral costing)
Principle 14: Educate people about sustainable use
1 Provide a legal/policy framework
2 Delegate responsibility and accountability
3 Remove perverse incentives
7 Link jurisdictional authority to scale of use
8 Where needed, promote international cooperation
13 Internalize management costs
6 Promote/support interdisciplinary research
10 Economic valuation
14 Provide education on sustainable use
4 Use adaptive management
5 Minimize impact on the ecosystem
9 Take an interdisciplinary approach
11 Minimize waste
12 Distribute benefits equitably
Global status of ecosystem services
Ecosystem values and valuation
Universities of Maryland and Rhode Island:
IUCN guidelines for protected area managers on the economic values of protected areas:
Ramsar guide for policy makers and planners on the economic valuation wetlands:
Disparity between private and social costs and benefits of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use is an important reason for biodiversity decline.
Individual land users often fail to capture the social benefits of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.