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5�me R�union des Organes Subsidiaires de Conseil Scientifique, Technique et Technologique (SBSTTA) de la Convention sur la Biodiversit� (CDB).

Montréal, CANADA
31 Jan - 04 Fev 2000

 

Mercredi 02 Fevrier :

 
^ Des d�l�gu�s � la r�ception offerte par le Secr�taire Ex�cutif de la CDB, Hamdallah Zedan.

Mardi 1er f�vrier, Les d�l�gu�s se sont r�unis en Pl�ni�re pour entendre des pr�sentations sur le th�me l'utilisation durable, par Karimou Ambouta, et sur le th�me de l'approche �cosyst�mique, par Daniel Janzen, puis ont entamer leurs discussions au sein des groupes de travail. Le Groupe de Travail 1 (GT-1) s'est pench� sur les terres s�ches et la biodiversit� agricole. De son c�t�, le Groupe de Travail 2 (GT-2) devait aborder l'approche �cosyst�mique et les indicateurs de la biodiversit�.

< Daniel Janzen pr�sentant l'approche bas�e sur les �cosyst�mes lors de Pl�ni�re de matin.

Utilisant l'exemple de la Zone de Conservation du Guanacaste, au Costa Rica, comme point de r�f�rence, Daniel Jackson, de l'Universit� de Pennsylvanie a illustr� l'approche �cosyst�mique en termes r�els. Il a introduit le concept de �jardinage de la nature,� dans lequel l'homme cultive et utilise les �cosyst�mes naturels pour en tirer produits et services. Il a souligner la n�cessit� de combiner l'approche traditionnelle de la conservation des parcs (�sauvegarde�), l'approche scientifique (�connaissance�) et l'approche commerciale (�utilisation�). Il a plaid� pour des strat�gies de gestion adapt�es aux conditions locales et int�grant la d�centralisation, l'�ducation locale et la promotion des concern�s directs. Il a ensuite r�orient� les perceptions populaires des processus des ressources naturelles (tels que les cycles de lignes de partage des eaux) et des activit�s humaines (telles que l'agriculture) vers l'aspect �conomique bas� sur les apports et sur les r�sultats, les produits et les services. En conclusion, Il a appel� les pays � mettre en �uvre, au moins, un projet de gestion locale adapt�e et bas�e sur l'approche �cosyst�mique.


Ev�nements Sp�ciaux:

La r�ception en l'honneur des participants aux travaux du SBSTTA-5 .

<Hamdallah Zedan, Secr�taire Ex�cutif de la CDB et h�te de la r�ception.

Gudrun Henne, du Earth Negotiations Bulletin, avec Sam Johnston, de SCBD. >


^ Martin Uppenbrink, membre WEOG de SBSTTA (g) avec Marc Auer, CBD-CHM (d).

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment:

At this popular side event on Monday 31 January, Walter Reid [right] outlined the proposal for the establishment of a worldwide facility for joint-assessment of ecosystems, known as the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.  The goal of this facility would be to improve the management of local, regional, and global ecosystems by providing a high-quality and standardized information to decision-makers.  While the goal is to provide policy-relevant technical information through integrated ecosystem assessments, it is not meant to be policy-prescriptive or necessarily political.  The project recognizes that countries make choices about their ecosystems; ecosystems which are used for food, energy, tourism, conservation, trade, etc. and choices which often involve trade-offs.  Improving assessment is thus seen as a way to improve countries' capacities for making these important decisions.

With a clearly defined vision, the Millennium Assessment (MA) has 3 defining features:

  • Focus : on the capacity of ecosystems to provide goods and services important to human development through the provision of baseline information on resource-use, pressures, trends, conditions, evaluations of specific ecosystems scenarios and their trade-offs, and response options.
  • Process : which studies and evaluates ecosystems recognizing their differential spatial and temporal indices, and produces information useful at the international, regional, national, and local levels of decision-making, while building capacity at all levels, encouraging institutional collaboration, establishing methodologies for integrated assessment, and working with all levels of expertise.
  • Institutional Arrangements : with a Board comprised of "users" and "stakeholders" from international ecosystem conventions, governments, civil society, and private-sector industry, and with work being conducted by a dispersed worldwide network of UN institutions, research institutes, international conventions, and national governments to meet the needs of diverse interests.

More information can be found out about the MA at its website : [http://www.ma-secretariat.org/]



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