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Resolution CONABIO 4/2007 providing for the most vulnerable ecosystems to climate change, actions and measures for their protection and associated resolutions

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2007
This resolution recognises as particularly vulnerable to climate change the following Brazilian ecosystems: Mountain refuges (altitude camps, rocky fields, high-altitude swamps and tepuis); Ecotones between the Cerrado Biome and the Amazon, Caatinga and Atlantic Forest Biomes; Arboreal Caatingas and deciduous forests of the Caatinga biome; Mangroves and Restingas; Coral Reefs; and Ecosystems in areas of aquifer recharge and river headwaters.
It identifies in art 2 the actions needed within the scope of the National Biodiversity Policy:
I – Increase the representativeness and effectiveness of Protected Areas;
II – Create and implement Ecological Corridors and Mosaics of Protected Areas;
III – Expand efforts to conserve and recover endangered species;
IV – Expand efforts to collect, characterize and ex situ conservation of endemic and threatened species;
V – Expand efforts to collect, characterize and ex situ conservation of genetic resources, local/creole varieties and wild relatives of cultivated species;
VI – Expand actions to prevent and inspect deforestation and illegal fires;
VII – Expand actions for the prevention and inspection of predatory and illegal extractivism of fauna (hunting, fishing and animal trafficking) and flora (firewood and charcoal and other wood and non-wood products);
VIII – Expand actions to prevent and control urban, industrial, agricultural and mining pollution;
IX – Expand integrated actions for the prevention, eradication and control of invasive alien species that impact the environment, biodiversity, agriculture and human health;
X – Incorporate criteria for vulnerability to climate change in future revisions of lists of endangered fauna and flora species;
XI – Establish a system and network for monitoring and early warning of the impacts of changes
 climate change on biodiversity, with the participation of academia and society;
XII – Expand research on vulnerability, resistance, resilience and adaptability of biodiversity;
XIII – Improve regional climate change modeling and generate more accurate maps of the most vulnerable ecosystems and degraded areas;
XIV – Promote greater training of public managers to adapt Brazilian ecosystems to the impacts of climate change;
XV – Promote greater awareness, awareness and mobilization of the Brazilian population for adaptation actions to the threats of climate change to Brazilian ecosystems and their biodiversity;
XVI – Stimulate the adoption of programs, practices and actions by the private sector and by society organizations that contribute to adaptations to climate change.

Art 3 proposes mechanisms for the implementation of the actions above.

Related to this, resolution 1/2005 CONABIO provides for the use of guidelines to incorporate aspects of biological diversity in legislation and/or in the Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment processes in the Cerrado and Pantanal Biomes;
Resolution 2/2005 CONABIO provides for the adoption of the Work Program for Arid and Sub-humid Areas of the Convention on Biological Diversity for the Caatinga, Cerrado, Pantanal and Pampas Biomes;
Resolution 7/2008 CONABIO provides for the National Strategy for Invasive Alien Species
Resolution 8/2021 provides for the National List of Threatened Species of Extinction.


from the Grantham Research Institute
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