INTERNATIONAL WATERS LEARNING EXCHANGE & RESOURCE NETWORK

IW:LEARN

Agenda and presentations

Presentations will be made available after the meeting takes place. Download the detailed Agenda (18 Sep 2019) or click the link at the end of this page.

DAY 01: WEDNESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2019

MORNING

Opening session

  • Welcome  
  • The Large Marine Ecosystems Approach to the United Nations Ocean Sustainable Development Goal and Decade of Ocean Science: 35 Years of Global Movement, 1984-2019   
  • The LME Partnerships: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Objectives and structure of the LME21 Annual Consultative Meeting

LME Implementation Progress

  • Brief introduction of new LME, MSP, MPA, ICM, climate change, and fisheries projects, assisted by a visual aid (1-2 slides, 5-7’ each)
  • GEF LME:LEARN impact
AFTERNOON

The LME Partnership Approach

DAY 02: THURSDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2019

MORNING Implementation of SDGs
  • Tracking LMEs’ progress in SAP implementation and achieving SDG14 targets: Quick summary overview
  • Detailed elaboration of LMEs’ progress in SAP implementation and advancing SDG14: Results of the questionnaire
  • Focusing on SDG14 targets maturing in 2020
  • Rethinking TDA/SAP approach: from “problem-solving” to “leveraging-opportunities-to-solve problems” in the context of SDGs
  • Developing future framework for LME reporting towards enhancing SAP contributions to SDG implementation
  • Oceans and Human Health: Challenges and opportunities
  • Introduction to the technical site visit
AFTERNOON

Technical site visit

DAY 03: FRIDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2019
MORNING The Large Marine Ecosystems are everyone’s business
  • Bringing the Private Sector to the Table: Lessons from the Regional Networks
  • Investment and partnership opportunities
    Breakout session - Four breakout groups: (1.) Conserving Marine and Coastal Areas through Environmentally Sustainable Blue Economy Strategies; (2.) Sustainable Fisheries Management; (3.) Water and Wastewater Management; (4.) Transforming Plastic Life Cycles
  • Group reporting and discussion

Advancing ocean science and applications

  • Cumulative effects of multiple human stressors in marine systems
  • Recent advances in understanding the effects of climate change on the world’s oceans
  • A Civil Society Action Programme for the Wider Caribbean
  • Multi-Country Targeted Scenario Analysis
  • UN Decade on the Ocean Science: Progress Report
  • Discussion
AFTERNOON Closing session
  • Medium term LME Consultation Meetings Strategy: Presentation of the framework and discussion
  • Discussion on the Medium Term Strategy
  • Discussion on the strategy to address the important ocean events in the near future
  • Closing discussion
  • Closure of the meeting