Highlights and images of main proceedings for 8 June 2017

Summary

The following side events were covered by ENBOTS for CBD Parnerships Coverage on Thursday, 8 June 2017:

  • Sustainable Ocean Initiative Global Dialogue with Regional Seas Organizations and Regional Fishery Bodies
  • Facilitating Cross-Sectoral Regional Collaboration to Support Implementation Towards SDG 14: Sustainable Ocean Initiative Global Dialogue with Regional Seas Organizations and Regional Fishery Bodies

  • The Ocean Conference

    Representatives of UN organizations and scientific agencies exchanged on a global process of describing Ecologically or Biologically Significant marine Areas (EBSAs) and discussed the ways to use EBSAs as a scientific tool for the implementation of SDG 14 in special places in the oceans.

    The event was convened by the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), together with the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI).

    Speakers included: David Johnson, Coordinator, GOBI, Jihyun Lee, Environmental Affairs Officer, CBD Secretariat, Piers Dunstan, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia; Yoshihisa Shirayama, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan; Jake Rice, The Fisheries Experts Group of the IUCN Commission of Ecosystem Management (IUCN-CEM-FEG); Salvatore Arico, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission/UNESCO; and Blaise Kuemlangan, FAO.

    IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ meeting coverage, has provided a briefing note and digital coverage of this event. The briefing note is now available in HTML and PDF format.

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    Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs): Special Places to Accelerate Implementation towards SDG 14
    Presented by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI)


    Panel (L-R):
    Yoshihisa Shirayama, JAMSTEC;
    Salvatore Arico, IOC/UNESCO;
    Piers Dunstan, CSIRO;
    David Johnson, GOBI;
    Jihyun Lee, CBD;
    Blaise Kuemlangan, FAO; and
    Jake Rice, IUCN.


    Jihyun Lee, CBD


    Jake Rice, IUCN


    Piers Dunstan, CSIRO


    Salvatore Arico, IOC/UNESCO


    Blaise Kuemlangan, FAO


    Yoshihisa Shirayama, JAMSTEC


    David Johnson, GOBI

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