Moving Ahead on the Global Oceans
Agenda
Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and
Islands
2005-2007
Biliana Cicin-Sain
Co-Chair...
The importance of oceans,
coasts, islands
OCEANS= 70% OF THE EARTH
COASTAL AREAS= 50% OF HUMAN
POPULATION
ISLANDS= 41 SMAL...
Significant cause for concern for
oceans
1. Declines in marine resources and
ecosystems
2. Continuation of poverty and
unh...
Nested Oceans Governance
• High seas
• Regional level:
– LMEs, Regional Seas, other regional efforts
• National level:
– E...
Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts,
and Islands-- Purposes
Multi-stakeholder forum (comprised of
govts, international organiza...
Background
• Mobilized in 2001 to put oceans, coasts,
and SIDS on the WSSD agenda and
formalized at the WSSD
Advance the Global Oceans Agenda
--Promote the implementation of international
commitments related to oceans, coasts, and
...
Work to date
• Global Conferences, 2001, 2003
• Reports on WSSD implementation
• Reports on SIDS ocean issues for
Mauritiu...
Next Phase 2005-2007
GEF financing will enable greater
involvement of developing countries,
SIDS, and countries with econo...
Global Forum Agenda 2005-2007
1. Advancing integrated oceans
management
Develop international guidance on best
practices i...
Examples of Countries and Regions
Moving Toward Integrated Oceans
Management
• Asia: China, India, Philippines, Japan,
Vie...
Global Forum Agenda 2005-2007
2. Review of Progress on WSSD Targets on
oceans, at Global Conference, January 23-
27, 2006,...
2005-2007 Agenda
3. Special collaboration with SIDS
countries
41 SIDS, Small Islands, Large Ocean States
Support AOSIS and...
2005-2007 Agenda
4. Capacity building--long-term
institutionalization of ocean and
coastal management education
Work in 4 ...
2005-2007 Agenda
5. Connecting freshwater to
oceans
--Policy analyses of best practices
--Preparation for GPA 2006 review
...
2005-2007 Agenda
6. Initiatives with Key Actors
--Ocean Donors Roundtable (private
and public) to address gaps in global
o...
2005-2007 Agenda
–Public outreach through the
world’s museums and aquaria
(World Ocean Network)
Your participation is
essential
www.globaloceans.org
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Objective: Promote the implementation of international commitments related to oceans, coasts, and SIDS--especially WSSD.
Consider new emerging ocean issues.
Promote consensus building on unresolved ocean issues.
Provide oceans policy advocacy at the highest political levels.




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Moving Ahead on the Gloabl Agenda: Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands 2005- 2007

  1. 1. Moving Ahead on the Global Oceans Agenda Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands 2005-2007 Biliana Cicin-Sain Co-Chair, Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands
  2. 2. The importance of oceans, coasts, islands OCEANS= 70% OF THE EARTH COASTAL AREAS= 50% OF HUMAN POPULATION ISLANDS= 41 SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES
  3. 3. Significant cause for concern for oceans 1. Declines in marine resources and ecosystems 2. Continuation of poverty and unhealthful conditions in coastal communities in developing world 3. Significant gaps and problems in ocean governance at national, regional, and global levels
  4. 4. Nested Oceans Governance • High seas • Regional level: – LMEs, Regional Seas, other regional efforts • National level: – EEZs – Coastal management – Watersheds/river basin
  5. 5. Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands-- Purposes Multi-stakeholder forum (comprised of govts, international organizations, NGOs, private sector, science groups) for --cross-sectoral dialogues --policy analyses --mobilization of knowledge and other resources to advance the global oceans agenda
  6. 6. Background • Mobilized in 2001 to put oceans, coasts, and SIDS on the WSSD agenda and formalized at the WSSD
  7. 7. Advance the Global Oceans Agenda --Promote the implementation of international commitments related to oceans, coasts, and SIDS--especially WSSD -- Consider new emerging ocean issues --Promote consensus building on unresolved ocean issues) --Provide oceans policy advocacy at the highest political levels
  8. 8. Work to date • Global Conferences, 2001, 2003 • Reports on WSSD implementation • Reports on SIDS ocean issues for Mauritius 2005 • Information services, global newsletter, etc.
  9. 9. Next Phase 2005-2007 GEF financing will enable greater involvement of developing countries, SIDS, and countries with economies in transition Working especially with G77, AOSIS, regional groups such as NEPAD
  10. 10. Global Forum Agenda 2005-2007 1. Advancing integrated oceans management Develop international guidance on best practices in integrated management of oceans in 200-mile EEZs Analyses of 20+ nations and 3 regions of the world, comprising more that 75% of the world’s EEZs TOPS 2005-- The Ocean Policy Summit, October 10-14, 2005, Lisbon
  11. 11. Examples of Countries and Regions Moving Toward Integrated Oceans Management • Asia: China, India, Philippines, Japan, Vietnam • Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Policy • Africa/Indian Ocean: New Partnership for Africa´s Development, Tanzania • Americas: Canada, United States, Brazil, Mexico • Europe: United Kingdom, Portugal, Norway, Russian Federation, France, European Union Maritime Strategy
  12. 12. Global Forum Agenda 2005-2007 2. Review of Progress on WSSD Targets on oceans, at Global Conference, January 23- 27, 2006, UNESCO, Paris Progress achieved and obstacles faced, new challenges IMPORTANT– SINCE CSD WILL NOT REVIEW OCEANS UNTIL 2014 Special emphasis on SIDS issues and GPA implementation
  13. 13. 2005-2007 Agenda 3. Special collaboration with SIDS countries 41 SIDS, Small Islands, Large Ocean States Support AOSIS and UNDESA in rapid implementation of ocean priorities of the Mauritius International Meeting outcomes in 3 SIDS regions
  14. 14. 2005-2007 Agenda 4. Capacity building--long-term institutionalization of ocean and coastal management education Work in 4 regions (Africa, Latin America, Asia, East Europe) and 3 SIDS regions
  15. 15. 2005-2007 Agenda 5. Connecting freshwater to oceans --Policy analyses of best practices --Preparation for GPA 2006 review --Develop collaboration program with World Water Forum and other water- related institutions
  16. 16. 2005-2007 Agenda 6. Initiatives with Key Actors --Ocean Donors Roundtable (private and public) to address gaps in global ocean funding --Industry Roundtable (role of ocean industries in global economy)
  17. 17. 2005-2007 Agenda –Public outreach through the world’s museums and aquaria (World Ocean Network)
  18. 18. Your participation is essential www.globaloceans.org

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