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31 Aug 2020 - manual - English Methodological Approach for the establishment and sustaining of a Regional Dialogue and Community of Practice on Transboundary Water Resources Management
This document describes a Methodological Approach (MA) for the establishment and sustaining of a Regional Dialogue and Community of Practice on TWRM, and informal and formal cooperation on the basin level. The document aims to present process and ...
29 Aug 2020 - project-document - project: 4940 - English [WIOSAP] Developing Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Management of Mangroves in the Boeny Region Littorale, Madagascar
The overall goal of this project is to promote sustainable conservation and utilization of mangroves in the Boeny Region through development of viable collaborative and integrated management approach. Specifically to: (i) develop a sustainable com...
29 Aug 2020 - report - project: 4940 - English [WIOSAP] 25 February 2020: Inception Workshop Report for the Government of Comoros, Moroni
The overall objective of the meeting was to formally launch and operationalize the NIC for Comoros, while the specific objectives were to: Report on the progress of the WIOSAP Project since inception to the NIC members; Seek for any further stakeh...
29 Aug 2020 - project-document - project: 4940 - English [WIOSAP] Briefing Note to Nairobi Convention Stakeholders Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic
The purpose of the Briefing Note is to alert our partners and stakeholders to the likely impacts that the current slow-down will have on the activities and processes of the Nairobi Convention and present the anticipated scenario with regard to our...
29 Aug 2020 - report - project: 4940 - English [WIOSAP] United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Workshop Report
This workshop gathered ocean leaders, champions and key stakeholders and facilitated regional, interdisciplinary discussions across different sectors and industries to identify concrete deliverables and partnerships to meet the Decade's six societ...
28 Aug 2020 - outreach-material - project: 4940 - English [WIOSAP] Component Posters
Component posters: A. This component focuses on protecting, restoring, and managing these habitats and ecosystems; B. This component focuses on the need for the region's water quality to attain international standards by 2035; C. This component pr...
28 Aug 2020 - report - project: 4940 - English [WIOSAP] Recommending of Proposals on Demo Projects Virtual Meeting Report
During the 2nd and 3rd sitting of the WIOSAP Project Steering Committee (PSC), the members recommended that to facilitate fast tracking of project implementation, they would consider giving virtual recommendations of key and urgent decisions inclu...
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 - 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 May 2020 - report - project: 4660 - English [ABNJ Deep Sea and Biodiversity] Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Deep Seas Project Second Project Steering Committee Meeting Report
The second Project Steering Committee meeting of the ABNJ Deep Seas Project was held in Rome, Italy from 7–9 February 2017. The meeting was attended by representatives of 18 project partners (Published in 2017).
15 May 2020 - publication - project: 4856 - English [ABNJ Ocean Partnerships] The Use and Design of Rights and Tenure Based Management Systems for Transboundary Stocks in the Caribbean
The study recognizes that it is a challenge to apply rights based approaches in the developing world. The author states that the answer is to secure rights to the fishery to end the race to fish and to put proper incentives in place to increase we...

 

 

 

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