MONDAY, 5 JUNE 2017
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
CONFERENCE ROOM B, UNHQ
SIDE EVENT TO THE OCEAN CONFERENCE
Organized by UNDP, the Equator Initiative and the GEF Small Grants Programme (SDP) and the Government of Norway.
Sustainable fishing and marine protected areas are critical components to ensure a steady food supply, the preservation of marine biodiversity, and a key source of livelihoods for local communities and indigenous peoples around the world. Yet, marine and coastal habitats are consistently under threat from pollution and invasive species, destructive fishing practices, destruction of habitats, ocean warming, acidification, and large-scale infrastructure projects that can severely affect the delicate marine ecosystems. The interactive session explored how communities are responding to the above-mentioned challenges to safeguard their marine resources and livelihoods.
Jamison Ervin, Manager, Nature for Development Global Programme, UNDP.
- Nik Sekhran, Director, Sustainable Development, UNDP.
- José Inés Loria Palma, San Crisanto Foundation, México.
- Aulani Wilhelm, Senior Vice President for the Center for Oceans, Conservation International.
- Maria Rain, Indigenous Community of Manquemapu, Chile.
- Matthias Krause, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
- Fatou Sarr, Local Federation of GIE of Niodior (FELOGIE), Senegal.