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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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04 Jul 2020 - publication - project: 6920 - English [ATSEA2] Timor-Leste Country Brief
The Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS) are part of the North Australian Shelf marine ecosystem – stretching between the Pacific and Indian Oceans across the Timor Sea to the Torres Strait. The region hosts some of the world’s richest marine biodiversity...
04 Jul 2020 - publication - project: 6920 - English [ATSEA2] Indonesia Country Brief
The region of the Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS) is significant in connecting the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) and plays a role in global ocean circulation. It is adjacent to the Coral Triangle which hosts the world’s high...
29 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 790 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management: Managing fisheries and ecosystem interactions for social, economic and environmental benefits
The majority of the world’s fisheries are over exploited with the ecosystems that sustain them becoming increasingly degraded. Maintaining productive and sustainable fisheries is essential to feeding the planet’s growing population while also supp...
29 Jun 2020 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Fisheries Refugia: Spatially-managed fisheries enhancement and environmental protection at a regional level
A Fisheries Refugia approach is a regional system of management areas that is focused on essential links between fish stocks and their habitats. It is designed to manage intense levels of small-scale fishing pressures that exert unsustainable pres...
28 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 9909 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Gender Mainstreaming: Improvement of Livelihoods in Coastal Fishing Communities
To be successful, initiatives aimed at the betterment of lives and the environment must recognize women’s frequent roles as primary land and resource managers and weigh the different ways women and men consider conservation and sustainable use inc...
28 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Coastal Hazard and Risk Mitigation: Taking an integrated approach to protect people and places
Forty percent of the world’s population lives within 100 km of the coastline (UN 2017) and the trend of population migration to urban coastal areas is increasing. Living in this region brings its own set of hazards and mitigating the risk of impac...
28 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 2600 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Marine Protected Areas: A Tool to Manage Sustainable Use and Conservation in Large Marine Ecosystems
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) come in many forms and with varying levels of protection and use. They include marine reserves, fully protected marine areas, no-take zones, marine sanctuaries, ocean sanctuaries, marine parks, locally managed marine ...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 1252 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Science to Management: Addressing Information Gaps for Decision Making for Large Marine Ecosystem Management
Translating science to management is a key issue for all natural resource managers. Yet, in many situations, access to information or data is unavailable and often unknown. Making decisions in these situations is not easy and can require being res...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Marine Spatial Planning: Harnessing Marine Spatial Planning for Multi-Stakeholder Engagement
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO defines Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) as a process of analyzing and allocating the spatial and temporal distribution of human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic and s...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Climate Change Adaptation: Taking a proactive approach towards mainstreaming long-term climate change adaptation strategies
Across the world’s 66 Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs), anthropogenic climate change is already having profound impacts to terrestrial, coastal, and marine environments. Unfortunately, the impacts of climate change have already begun to manifest in ...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Transboundary LME Governance: The Importance of Political Commitment for Large Marine Ecosystem Management
The long-term success of shared marine resources relies on the continued cooperation of good governance among all participating countries. Within LMEs, one way countries have come together to discuss and commit to join action is through the Transb...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Small Island Developing States: Addressing SIDS Vulnerabilities Through Regional Cooperation
When it comes to implementation of regional and transboundary issues, Small Island Developing States (SIDS), like all coastal and island countries, may face additional challenges. A common trait shared by nearly all SIDS is an increased vulnerabil...
18 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 5508 - English [GloMEEP] Third IMO GHG Study 2014 Executive Summary and Final Report
This study of greenhouse gas emissions from ships (hereafter the Third IMO GHG Study 2014) was commissioned as an update of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Second IMO GHG Study 2009. The updated study has been prepared on behalf of...
18 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 5508 - English [GloMEEP] Methanol as Marine Fuel: Environmental Benefits, Technology Readiness, and Economic Feasibility
The purpose of the study is to determine the environmental benefits of using methanol as fuel on ships with regards to emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), NOx and SOx. The potential environmental gains are seen in the context of current and futu...
18 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 5508 - English [GloMEEP] Study on the Optimization of Energy Consumption as Part of Implementation of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)
The SEEMP provides a possible approach for monitoring ship and fleet energy efficiency performance over time and some options to be considered when seeking to optimize the performance of the ship. At MEPC 62 also MEPC.1/Circ.684 “Guidelines for vo...
18 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 5508 - English [GloMEEP] Study of Emission Control and Energy Efficiency Measures for Ships in the Port Area
The primary objective of this study is to support IMO’s goal of encouraging and guiding local and nationallevel discussions on how to improve the sustainability of the maritime transportation system at the ship-port interface. This study identifie...
18 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 5508 - English [GloMEEP] Port Emissions Toolkit Guide No.2: Development of Port Emissions Reduction Strategies
This guide is intended to serve as a resource guide for ports intending to develop an emissions reduction strategy (ERS) for port-related emissions sources. This guide builds on the principles discussed in Guide No.1 and describes the approaches a...
18 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 5508 - English [GloMEEP] Port Emissions Toolkit Guide No.1: Assessment of Port Emissions
This guide is intended to serve as a resource guide for ports intending to develop or improve their air pollutant and/or GHG emissions assessments. This guide builds on and updates previous work of IAPH and its members, incorporating the latest em...
18 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 5508 - English [GloMEEP] Ship Emissions Toolkit Guide No.3: Development of a National Ship Emissions Reduction Strategy
The Ship Emissions Toolkit provides a structured framework as well as decision support tools for evaluating emissions reduction opportunities in maritime transport. It offers guidance to countries seeking to develop and strengthen national policy ...
18 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 5508 - English [GloMEEP] Ship Emissions Toolkit Guide No.2: Incorporation of MARPOL Annex VI into National Law
The Ship Emissions Toolkit provides a structured framework as well as decision support tools for evaluating emissions reduction opportunities in maritime transport. It offers guidance to countries seeking to develop and strengthen national policy ...

 

 

 

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