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Fifth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands

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

Conference psoter The Fifth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands continued on Thursday, 6 May, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.

On Thursday, participants began the two-day policy portion of the Conference. Throughout the day, delegates heard five panels on: oceans, climate, biodiversity and integrated governance; implications of the Copenhagen Accord for oceans, coasts and island States; strategic planning and financing for mitigation activities; implementation and financing strategies for adaptation to climate change impacts; and stock-taking and tracking progress in establishing networks of marine protected areas and achieving reduction of biodiversity loss.

Participants also heard special addresses by: Maria Damanaki, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission; Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity; Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency; Anote Tong, President, Kiribati; Jérôme Bignon, Somme Deputy, French National Assembly; and Corinne LePage, European Parliament.

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Plenary Panel 1
Setting the Stage: At the Interface of Climate, Biodiversity, and Integrated Governance.
Panelists

Panelists during the "Setting the Stage" panel.

Wendy Watson-Wright, UNESCO-IOC
Panel Chair Wendy Watson-Wright, Executive Secretary, UNESCO-IOC.
Chantal Jouanno, France
Chantal Jouanno, Secretary of State for Ecology, France.
Hans D'Orville, UNESCO
Hans D'Orville, Deputy Director General, UNESCO.
Monique Barbut, GEF
Monique Barbut, CEO, GEF.
Nguyen Van Cu, Viet Nam
Nguyen Van Cu, Administrator, Viet Nam Administration of Seas and Islands.
Biliana Cicin-Sain, Global Forum
Biliana Cicin-Sain, Co-Chair, Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands.
Maria Damanaki, European Commission
Maria Damanaki, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission.
Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD
Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity.
Plenary Panel 2
Moving Forward from the Copenhagen Accord:
Implications for Oceans, Coasts, and Island States.
Panelists

Panelists during the "Moving Forward" panel.

Bill Eichbaum, WWF-US
Panel Chair Bill Eichbaum, Vice-President, WWF-US.
William Hare, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
William Hare, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
Ambassador Michael Zammit Cutajar, Malta
Michael Zammit Cutajar, Ambassador on Climate Change, Malta.
Tresna Dermawan Kunaefi, Indonesia
Tresna Dermawan Kunaefi, Ambassador to UNESCO, Indonesia.
Rolph Payet, Seychelles
Rolph Payet, Special Advisor to the President, Seychelles.
Leon Charles, Grenada
Leon Charles, Lead UNFCCC Negotiator, Alliance of Small Island States.
Ania Grobicki, Global Water Partnership
Ania Grobicki, Executive Secretary, Global Water Partnership.
Jacqueline McGlade, EEA
Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency.
Plenary Panel 3
Strategic Planning and Financing for Mitigation Activities.
Panelists

Panelists during the strategic planning and financing panel.

Miguel Palomares
Miguel Palomares, Director, Marine Environment Division, IMO.
Norifumi Idee
Norifumi Idee, Secretary General, Secretariat of the Headquarters for Ocean Policy, Japan.
Jung-Keuk Kang
Jung-Keuk Kang, President, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute.
Willett Kempton, University of Delaware
Willett Kempton, Center for Carbon-free Power Integration, University of Delaware.
Bernard Giraud, Danone Group
Bernard Giraud, Vice-President for Sustainability and Shared Value Creation, Danone Group.
Seoung-Yong Hong, Korea Green Growth Ocean Forum
Panel Chair Seoung-Yong Hong, Korea Green Growth Ocean Forum.
Plenary Panel 4
Implementation and Financing Strategies for Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts on Oceans, Coastal Communities and Small Island Developing States.
Panelists

Panelists during the panel on implementation and financing for adaptation.

Andrew Hudson, UNDP
Panel Chair Andrew Hudson, Principal Technical Advisor, International Waters, UNDP.
President Anote Tong, Kiribati
Anote Tong, President, Kiribati.
Lynne Hale, The Nature Conservancy
Lynne Hale, Director, The Nature Conservancy.
Lee Cong Thanh, Viet Nam
Lee Cong Thanh, Director General, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam.
Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC
Youssef Nassef, Manager, Adaptation Sub-Programme, UNFCCC.
Nicole Glineur, GEF
Nicole Glineur, Program Manager and Senior Biodiversity Specialist, GEF.
Marilou Drilon, ADB
Marilou Drilon, Natural Resources Economist, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank.
Marc-Antoine Martin, French GEF
Marc-Antoine Martin, General Secretary, French GEF.
Perspectives from Ocean Parliamentarians
Jérôme Bignon, France
Jérôme Bignon, Somme Deputy, French National Assembly.
Corinne LePage, European Parliament
Corinne LePage, Chairwoman of the Intergroup Seas and Coastal Zones, European Parliament.
Plenary Panel 5
Stock-taking and Tracking Progress in Establishing Networks of Marine Protected Areas and Achieving Reduction of Biodiversity Loss.
Panelists

Panelists during the panel on progress in networks of marine protected areas and reduction of biodiversity, chaired by Olivier Laroussinie, Director, French Marine Protected Areas Agency.

Patricio Bernal, Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative
Patricio Bernal, Coordinator, Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative.
Teresita Castillo, Philippines
Teresita Castillo, Undersecretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Philippines.
Christophe Lefebvre, France
Christophe Lefebvre, Delegate to International Affairs, French MPAs Agency.
Salvatore Arico, UNESCO
Salvatore Arico, Focal Point for Biodiversity and for Environmental Matters, UNESCO.
Simonetta Fraschetti, University of Lecce
Simonetta Fraschetti, Lecturer, University of Lecce.
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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