2. In order to assume this responsibility, the parties avoid as much as possible and reduce, as far as possible, the environmental impact of activities under their jurisdiction or control, including their impact on natural resources, beyond the limits of their national jurisdiction. As an accredited UNFCCC observation organization, the ABC secretariat has been supporting the effective preparation of regional and international policy forums, particularly the UNFCCC, since December 2012. The secretariat holds annual national and regional preparatory meetings to identify climate change priorities and develop position papers on climate change to inform national and regional engagement at the UNFCCC Parties` Conference and the Kyoto Protocol Parties Meeting. 7. In addition to the creation of the protected areas covered in paragraph 3, the parties encourage, through the adoption of appropriate measures, the conservation of natural areas by private owners, municipalities or local authorities. 2. They disseminate, where possible, information on the importance of conservation measures and their relationship to sustainable development goals and organize, where possible, public participation in the planning and implementation of conservation measures. African Convention for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 1968. 5. Calls on the parties to take the necessary measures to ensure the conservation, exploitation and development of soil, water, flora and fauna, in accordance with scientific principles; calls on the parties to use resources wisely, to manage populations and habitats, to control hunting and fishing, and to prohibit the use of poisons, explosives and automatic weapons in hunting.
NOTE the interdependence of living resources, between them and with other natural resources, in the ecosystems of which they are part; In 2002, the EAC Heads of State and Government Summit decided that regional and multilateral issues should be negotiated in bulk. The draft framework for joint participation and implementation of regional and multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) has been finalised. The objective of this framework is to guide EAC partner countries in the implementation of various multilateral environmental agreements to which partner states belong. A Convention for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage, 1972. Protects unique natural and cultural areas on the World Heritage list of sites of outstanding cultural or natural value. IUCN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), 1973. Ensure that international trade in flora and fauna does not threaten the survival of more than 33,000 listed animal and plant species. 3.
The parties may take appropriate measures to preserve and manage natural resources of major importance to two or more parties. NOTE the importance of natural resources to present and future generations; The process of institutionalizing the joint participation of EAs in international conventions and treaties relating to the environment and natural resource management is underway.