5 Jun 2017 - UNDP co-organized this expert panel side event with the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), in collaboration with Brazil and participation of delegates from Argentina and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The discussion was moderated by Jessica Faieta, Director, Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP. Speakers discussed current scientific knowledge, technological developments, funding gaps and potential contributions to SDG14 targets 14.2, 14.3, 14.4a on management of coastal and marine ecosystems, ocean acidification, restoring fish stocks and scientific knowledge and technology transfer, in order to try to identify knowledge gaps and contribute towards national action plans to better cope with climate and human induced changes in the oceans.
Speakers included H.E. Francisco Domínguez Brito, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of Dominican Republic; H.E. Diego Moreno, Vice Minister, National Secretary of Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Government of Argentina; Dr. Alberto Piola, Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling project (SOCCOM), and Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI); Dr. Jose Muelbert, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande and Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI); Dr. Rebecca Klaus, Senior advisor and expert in Marine Spatial Planning and Marine Protected Areas, Cousteau Society and Nik Sekhran, Director for Sustainable Development, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP.
A photo gallery of the event is available online here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/150256921@N05/sets/72157681793352623/