February 17, 2017 – The CLME+ Project was represented at UNDP Side Event of the UN Preparatory Meeting for the Ocean Conference, that took place last Tuesday in New York. Representatives from UNDP/GEF International Waters and Biodiversity projects, presented ‘case studies’ highlighting such proven approaches that have succeeded in reversing large scale dead zones, moved global tuna stocks towards sustainability, reduced the impacts of shipping on the marine environment, and introduced integrated, ecosystem-based approaches to sustainable ocean and coastal management at both local and multi-country scales.
Laverne Walker, from the CLME+ Project Coordination Unit, presented the CLME+ Strategic Action Programme, highlighting the Strategies and Approaches contributing to the acceleration and scaling up of SDG14 implementation.
Andrew Hudson, Head of UNDP Water & Ocean Governance Programme, presented the “Large Marine Ecosystems as Management and Governance Frameworks for Transboundary Cooperation on SDG14: Experience of the GEF and UNDP”.
Watch the video recording of this side event here
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