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The Nairobi Convention Secretariat’s Definition of “ICZM Instruments”
United Nations Environment Programme

After the negotiations, a number of issues and definitions remained unresolved including, but not limited to: Geographical Coverage (protocol area), Objectives of the ICZM, ICZM instruments, Conservation and Rehabilitation of Coastal Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Landscapes, and Disaster Risk Management.A number of Contracting Parties offered to develop text for the articles where there was no agreement and further, requested the Secretariat to define the term “instruments” and communicate the definition to the Contracting Parties and get feedback from them.The explanations below provide the Secretariat’s definition of “ICZM Instruments” for consideration at the Second Negotiations Meeting on the ICZM protocol on 21 to 22 March, 2016 in Mauritius.


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2016
Background Paper for the Ministerial Consultations: Environmental Challenges within Sustainable Development and the Contribution of the United Nations Environment Programme to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Promotion of Sustainable Consumption and Production: Discussion Paper by the Executive Director
United Nations Environment Programme

The ministerial round tables will examine the ways in which global environmental goals can be integrated together with social and economicgoals into sustainable development goals that place people at the centre of sustainable development, identifying potential goals, targets and indicators that track over time improvement in human well-being and reduction in human vulnerability.


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2013
Governing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Opportunities for Basin Organisations: Technical background document for theme 2: “Water-Energy-Food Nexus”
United Nations Environment Programme

Good governance of the water-energy-food nexus can improve energy, water and food security, foster synergies, manage trade-offs, support sustainable development and maintain ecosystem services. Basin Organizations (BOs) have a key role to play in governance of the nexus to address challenges of sustainable hydropower, balancing the production of bioenergy with food production and taking into account the energy needs of water.


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