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The document library includes a wide array of outputs from projects (reports, presentations, case studies, terms of reference) as well as other content of interest to GEF International waters. Project managers and GEF International Waters staff are invited to give their feedback or submit case studies, ToRs, or other documentation to be included in the document library (info@iwlearn.org)

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17 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English An experimental framework for ecosystem capital accounting in Europe. Technical Report No 13/2011.
Ecosystem accounts are being developed as part of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts which aims at supplementing the UN System of National Accounts with information on the environment and natural capital. The purpose is to broaden the s...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English European Commission's Roadmap for Maritime Spatial Planning: Achieving Common Principles in the EU (2008)
On 10 October 2007, the European Commission adopted the Blue Paper proposing an Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) for the EU,1 and a detailed Action Plan.2 The European Council endorsed the IMP and the Action Plan on 14 December 2007. Maritime Sp...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English A catalogue of approaches and tools for MSP (2016)
This document is a deliverable of the BONUS BALTSPACE project. This catalogue describes a selected range of tools and approaches that may be used by MSP planners to facilitate integration in MSP. The catalogue grew out of the BONUS BALTSPACE proje...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English MSP Governance Framework Report from the PartiSEAPate project (2014)
In the context of the PartiSEApate project, the VASAB Secretariat contracted sustainable-projects s.Pro GmbH together with the University of Liverpool to develop recommendations for the design of a future multi-level governance stru...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English European Commission's Case study: Marine Functional Zoning in Xiamen, China (2017)
Case Study Summary Report - from Study on Cross-border cooperation on Maritime Spatial Planning .
10 Sep 2018 by eve - report - French Real-time Opportunity for Development Environmental Observations (RODEO) (2015)
BOEM is responsible for the approval of a construction and operations plan submitted by developers for wind facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf. The approval process includes the analysis of the environmental effects from the construction, o...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English Towards an implementation strategy for the sustainable blue growth agenda for the Baltic sea region (2017)
This report, “Towards an implementation strategy for the Sustainable Blue Growth Agenda for the Baltic Sea Region,” presents the results of a systematic stakeholder dialogue in the region. Initiated by the European Commission in September 2016, th...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English Update of the integrated management plan for the Barents Sea – Lofoten area including an update of the delimitation of the marginal ice zone (2014)
Norway is a maritime nation. The seas and coastline have shaped the development of Norwegian society and played an important part in forming the Norwegian sense of identity. Norway’s marine areas support a wide range of species and habitats and pr...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English Assessment of international standards for safe exploration, production and transportation of oil and gas in the Barents Sea. Final report, Phase 4.
Barents 2020. The Barents 2020 project commenced after the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested and funded a DNV led effort to seek industry cooperation with Russia to harmonize and agree HSE standards to be used in the Barents Sea. It ...
07 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English World-wide Status and Trends of Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning. Keynote Address at the 2nd International Conference on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (15 – 17 March 2017)
Organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC) and the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, the 2nd International Conference on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning brought tog...
06 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English Ocean governance in the Wider Caribbean Region: Communication and coordination mechanisms by which states interact with regional organisations and projects (2010)
The large number of states in the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR) results in most ocean governance issues being transboundary and thus requiring regional cooperation. This project examines one aspect of transboundary ocean governance. It explores how...
04 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English CONNECTING BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION (2009)
Key Messages from the Report of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change
04 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services (CICES): Consultation on Version 4 (2012)
Report to the European Environment Agency.
03 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English Strengthening Global Governance of Large Marine Ecosystems (2014)
Input to UNESCO Contract No. 4500225856 GEF/UNDP/IOC Project Preparation Grant Document. Washington, D.C.:Global Environmental Facility.
03 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English International Waters Managers’ Insights Regarding the Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters Program Study. Transboundary Analyses, Demonstrations, Sustainability and Lessons Learned (2002)
We will start our discussion by focusing on the use of transboundary diagnostic analyses (TDA) to develop strategic action programs (SAP). This topic is, of course, a central one for the international waters portfolio and many of you have experien...
30 Aug 2018 by eve - report - English ASCLME Regional Data and Information Management Plan
Substantial amounts of data collected by government and donor‐funded marine scientists around the world are not routinely archived in data centres. Even if published, the original data are irretrievably lost to studies of long‐term (environmental)...
30 Aug 2018 by eve - report - English ASCLME Principles and Guidelines for Data and Information management in the Western Indian Ocean Region
Participating countries in the ASCLME Project, and their designated representatives, have the mandate to develop this document on principles and guidelines for ASCLME data and information management so that it facilitates the effective collection,...
29 Aug 2018 by eve - report - English BALANCE Technical Summary Report: Towards Marine Spatial planning in the Baltic Sea (2009)
This report presents a holistic approach to marine spatial planning taking both human uses and environmental information into account, while operating within the multinational context of the Baltic Sea Region. The BALANCE approach is build around ...
29 Aug 2018 by eve - report - English Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority - Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report (2009)
The outlook for the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem is at a crossroad, and it is decisions made in the next few years that are likely to determine its long-term future. Unavoidably, future predictions of climate change dominate most aspects of the Gr...
27 Aug 2018 by eve - report - English The benefits to people of expanding Marine Protected Areas (2015)
This study focuses on how the economic value of marine ecosystem services to people and communities is expected to change with the expansion of marine protected areas (MPAs). It is recognised, however, that instrumental economic value derived from...

 

 

 

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