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Fifth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands

3-7 May 2010 | UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

President Anote Tang, Kiribati The Fifth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, organized by the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, and co-hosted by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Government of France, convened on Monday, 3 May, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, with a policy, science and technical symposium.

Monday morning in plenary, delegates heard opening remarks by Biliana Cicin-Sain, Co-Chair, Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, Ambassador Laurent Stefanini, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, France, Wendy Watson-Wright, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO, and President Anote Tong of Kiribati (right).

After opening remarks, the three themes of the symposium were introduced by their "provocateurs." Janot-Reine Mendler de Suarez, former project coordinator for the Global Environment Facility, introduced the theme of "Ensuring Survival: Oceans, Climate and Security," Marjo Vierros, UN University-Institute of Advanced Studies, spoke on "Preserving Life: Marine Biodiversity and Networks of Marine Protected Areas," and David Freestone, George Washington University Law School, addressed "Improving Governance: Achieving Integrated, Ecosystem-Based Ocean and Coastal Management."

Later Monday morning and in the afternoon, delegates participated in 40 sessions on specific topics within the three main themes of the symposium.

In the evening, a welcome reception featured activist and "50 Ways to Save the Ocean" author David Helvarg and "Sherman's Lagoon" cartoonist Jim Toomey.

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Symposium Opening
Wendy Watson-Wright, UNESCO-IOC
Wendy Watson-Wright, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO.
Biliana Cicin-Sain, Global Forum
Biliana Cicin-Sain, Co-Chair and Head of Secretariat, Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands.
Ambassador Laurent Stefanini, France
Laurent Stefanini, Ambassador for the Environment, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, France.
Janot-Reine Mendler de Suarez, former of GEF Project Coordinator
Janot-Reine Mendler de Suarez, former Project Coordinator, Global Environment Facility.
Marjo Vierros, UNU-IAS
Marjo Vierros, Visiting Senior Fellow, United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies.
David Freestone, GWU School of Law
David Freestone, Lobingier Visiting Professor, George Washington University School of Law.
Symposium Sessions
Panelists

Panelists during the session on "Climate Change and the Oceans and International Governance: Seeking Meaningful Responses to Climate Change," organized by Greenpeace International.

Participants
Participants in the session on "Managing Tropical Coastal Wetlands and the Growing International Appetite for Seafood: Can Industrial Shrimp Aquaculture be Ecologically Sustainable and Socially Responsible?" organized by the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition and the Mangrove Action Project.
Participants
Participants in the session on "Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Time to Upscale!" organized by the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations.
Participants
Participants in the session on "Ecosystem Based Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change on Coasts, Oceans and the People who Depend on Them," organized by the Nature Conservancy.
Participants
Participants in the session on "A New Marine Conservation Approach Based on Ecosystem Services Identification and Maintenance," organized by IUCN.
Participants
Participants in the session on "Coastal Tourism and Climate Change," organized by Swansea Metropolitan University.
Participants
Participants in the session on "Arctic Governance: Assessing the Present Seascape and Visioning Future Directions," organized by IUCN, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and WWF-US.
Participants
Participants in the session on "Improving Governance of Pacific Island Coastal Resources by Integrating Different Governance Approaches," organized by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.
Participants
Participants in the session "Towards a Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, Including Socio-economic Aspects," organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and UNEP.
Around the Conference
David Helvarg and Jim Toomey
At the evening welcome reception, activist and author David Helvarg presented ideas from his book "50 Ways to Save the Ocean," which were illustrated in real time by "Sherman's Lagoon" cartoonist Jim Toomey.
Reception attendees
Delegates attending the reception watched the multimedia presentation by David Helvarg and Jim Toomey.
IOC 50th anniversary posters
Posters celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission lined a wall.
Marine biodiversity display
A display on marine biodiversity occupied the center of the foyer.
Koi-nobori
Koi-nobori, fish-shaped windsocks hung on flagpoles at UNESCO to celebrate Children's Day in Japan on May 5, fit the theme of the oceans conference.
Related Links

Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands resources
* Conference web site
* Draft conference program

General resources
* Center for Marine Policy, University of Delaware
* Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
* UNEP Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities
* Small Island Developing States Network

IISD RS resources
* IISD RS coverage of the Fourth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, 8-11 April 2008, Hanoi, Viet Nam
* IISD RS coverage of the Third Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, 24-27 January 2006, Paris, France
* IISD RS coverage of the SIDS Sustainable Development Programme of Action Review Meeting, 10-14 January 2005, Port Louis, Mauritius
* IISD RS coverage of the Second Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, 12-14 November 2003, Paris, France
* IISD RS coverage of the First Global Conference on Oceans and Coasts at Rio+10, 3-7 December 2001, Paris, France
* IISD RS coverage of the Oceans-L - A mailing list for news on oceans policy
* IISD RS coverage of the Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
* IISD RS coverage of the MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
* IISD RS coverage of the Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
* IISD RS coverage of the African Regional Coverage

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