Including a financing scheme in the Manado Oceans Declaration is a sticking point at this week’s World Oceans Conference in Indonesia. On Thursday, following closed negotiations held throughout the week, delegates adopted the Manado Ocean Declaration by acclamation. Manado Ocean Declaration. Adopted on 14 MAY , in Manado. Project Fostering a Global Dialogue on Oceans, Coasts, and SIDS.

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Moderator Kusumaatmadja introduced the panel, noting the need for the scientific community to inform policy declsration on how to address climate change issues in the context of coastal communities.

In the afternoon, following closed negotiations held throughout the week, delegates adopted the Ovean Ocean Declaration by acclamation. IUCN extended its congratulations and offered support on behalf of the Pacific Nature Declatation Roundtable and its network of agencies and commissions. He noted the UN system initiatives on: On funding perspectives for the CTI, he highlighted current investments from Australia, Singapore, the US and the Asian Development Bank, underscoring the need to assure sustainable funding through stewardship.

In response to a question from the audience, one speaker stated that despite highly effective local MPA efforts, the impacts of climate change are too universal and extreme to discount.

Furthermore, the intent of WOC was to create a dexlaration aligned global vision around commitments to oceans and coasts through the adoption of a declaration on oceans, and to encourage participating governments and institutions to work together to improve marine resources management.

How do I find a book? He described key governance considerations, including long term planning and institution building and highlighted that several East Asian countries have enacted laws supporting integrated coastal management.

To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. He described alternative energy sources including tides, currents and waves, encouraged both the creation of MPAs and closing the governance gap on the high seas, and emphasized the importance of the ocean in any agreement at UNFCCC COP Peter Garrett, Minister of Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Australia, hoped that consensus could be reached on the Manado Ocean Declaration, based on a unified vision.

Coral Triangle Initiative Summit One speaker explained that such community-based management structures have also benefited from parallel efforts in educating local children and teenagers along the coasts about the importance of conserving their coral and coastal resources.

He cited the Masdar and Estidama initiatives in Abu Dhabi as examples of climate change strategies, which include clean energy, green building, and energy conservation projects. National Library of Australia.

Manado Ocean Declaration, World Conference, Manado, 2009

Questions from the floor called for more immediate access to scientific and policy information and the permanent review of oceans within UN General Assembly processes. Minister Numberi called for international solidarity in ensuring that UNFCCC COP15 negotiations consider coastal and oceanic dimensions of climate change, and show commitment to building ocean resilience in response to this threat. Climatic changes — Congresses. This meeting will occur Octoberin Windhoek, Namibia, and will be preceded by a meeting of the Scientific Committee.


Numberi highlighted the potential for the Coral Triangle Initiative CTI to build stronger political will among countries ddclaration this region. Two presentations focused on the varying efficacy of different artificial reef structures in different areas to seed and promote the growth of desired coral species.

He acknowledged the large number of MPAs already established in the Coral Triangle region, but noted the lack of information available on connectivity and how well these MPAs have been managed. Participants assessed the status of oceans and coasts and progress achieved over the last decade, identified continuing and new challenges, examined options for concerted action on cross-sectoral issues and laid the groundwork for the inclusion of an oceans perspective and small island developing states SIDS issues in the WSSD agenda.

He stressed the importance of understanding such processes, noting that Namibia is a coastal state with large developed wetlands. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card.

Adaptation strategies that ensure the resilience of marine ecosystems and protect coastal communities. Michael Somare, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, stressed that future generations depend on the conservation of natural resources, and highlighted his country as an epicenter of biodiversity. The Philippines urged partners to agree on establishing one coordinating group with a structure that is supported by the partners.

He urged a collective approach to addressing issues such as illegal fishing and protection of sensitive marine species, such as turtles and dugongs, and land-based pollution.

She believed that this research has the potential to grow into a monitoring programme or a whale shark sea-ranger group that could supplement the livelihoods of locals through alternatives to illegal fishing.

On Thursday, following closed negotiations held throughout the week, delegates adopted the Manado Ocean Declaration by acclamation. Earlier, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also expressed support for the outcome of the conference, saying it could help focus the world attention on the link between oceans and climate change, and advance global efforts to find science based solutions to the problems we face.

In the afternoon, five speakers considered more specific aspects of coral reef management. We will contact you if necessary. He said the Marine Learning Partnership evaluated the effectiveness of six MPAs in the Coral Triangle region, noting that illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing IUU and commercial overfishing were identified as major impacts in the area. He highlighted that his province has achieved harmony among a high level of cultural and ethnic diversity.

He informed participants that, with support from relevant non-governmental organizations, his Cabinet has established a unit within his Government to implement the CTI Plan of Action. Other associated meetings will be held from June He suggested that effective emissions trading systems might help finance the inevitable high costs associated with these ideas. Capacity building and technology exchangeespecially for adaptation and mitigation measures in developing countries and SIDS. Cropper opened the first panel and thanked the eight panelists for their attendance.


Tony Haymet, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, US, underscored the lack of an urgent response to scientific findings on climate change.

The gathering was declwration to demonstrate corporate social responsibility in action and to raise local support for planting mangroves and protecting the coasts. Participants were also presented with a summary report of the preparatory sessions that led up to the event. He emphasized adaptation as essential, and held up the Sagay Marine Reserve and Visayan Sea as models for community-based management of coral reefs, coastal resources and coastal communities.

Negotiations to reach a consensus have seen the softening of the language of the final declaration to allow a compromise between developed and developing countries, with provisions for adaptation funds and transfer of technology scaled back noticeably. Nicole Glineur, Global Environment Facility GEFpresented on ceclaration measures, noting that climate change will result in losses of coastal lands and mangrove ecosystems, reducing their ability to provide food and income.

The National Secretariat for Indonesia announced its intent to provide priority actions and timelines for implementation of the National Plan of Action.

Manado Ocean Declaration — Caribbean Environment Programme

She emphasized that marine conservation planning has largely been conducted in the absence of comprehensive species-specific information, stressing the potential role of the IUCN Red List of threatened species in informing this process. He cautioned that climate change will tip the balance of fisheries management in favor of fisheries collapse and mentioned various marine initiatives by the Seychelles, such as: Pedro Fernandez, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, presented on the impact of tourism on coastal Viet Nam, noting that a sharp rise in the numbers of visitors has resulted in rapid and poorly planned development of resorts and environmental degradation.

He underscored that the development of maritime countries depends on their efforts to sustainably exploit marine resources, emphasizing the importance of, inter aliaunderstanding large marine ecosystems and coastal processes. Another speaker encouraged Indonesians to charge higher fees for tourists to visit national parks containing coral reefs. Cropper recalled the activism of the s and early s, which provided the basis for taking a precautionary approach to climate change.

She provided statistics indicating a consistent increase in hazards and related consequences, including: Alfadil Ali Adam, Under Secretary for the Ministry of Environment, Sudan, highlighted various ways that ocean communities could contribute toward preparations and outcomes of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development review on the oceans