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A fundamental goal of capacity building is to enhance the ability to evaluate and address the crucial questions related to policy choices and modes of implementation among development options, based on an understanding of environmental potentials and limits and of needs as perceived by the people of the country concerned. As a result, the need to strengthen national capacities is shared by all countries (Source: Capacity Building for Sustainable Development, UNEP, 2002 - chapter 37, Agenda 21)

In other languages

French
renforcement des capacités
Russian
укрепление потеннциала
Spanish
creación de capacidad
Chinese, Simplified
能力建设
Arabic
بناء القدرات

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with capacity building

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Convention on Biological Diversity
Basel Convention
Convention on Migratory Species
Stockholm Convention
Cartagena Protocol
Nagoya Protocol
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
World Heritage Convention
Kyoto Protocol
Ramsar Convention
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Rotterdam Convention
Barcelona Convention
Prevention and Emergency Protocol
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Offshore Protocol
Hazardous Wastes Protocol
Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment
Noumea Convention
Cartagena Convention
Jeddah Convention
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
Minamata Convention on Mercury
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas
Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats
Carpathian Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly
ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution