Expert Group meeting on Oceans, Seas and Sustainable Development: Implementation and follow-up to Rio+20 [New York, 18 Apr 2013 - 19 Apr 2013]

Name Affiliation/Title Presentations/Related reports
Opening Session
MR. NIKHIL SETH DIRECTOR, DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, UNDESA RIO+20 AND BEYOND
AMBASSADOR ISABELLE PICCO

PERMANENT MISSION OF THE PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO TO THE UNITED NATIONS KEYNOTE ADDRESS
MS. PAULA CABALLERO DIRECTOR FOR ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, COLOMBIA KEYNOTE ADDRESS [did not attend -submitted speech]
SESSION I: INTRODUCTORY OVERVIEW: OCEANS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

CO-CHAIRS: MS. WENDY WATSON-WRIGHT, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL, UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO) AND EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL OCEANOGRAPHIC COMMISSION (IOC) AND MR. ANDREW HUDSON , UN- OCEANS COORDINATOR AND HEAD, WATER AND OCEAN GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME, BUREAU FOR DEVELOPMENT POLICY, UNDP
MR. VLADIMIR JARES DEPUTY DIRECTOR IN CHARGE OF DIVISION FOR OCEAN AFFAIRS AND THE LAW OF THE SEA (UN-DOALOS), OFFICE OF LEGAL AFFAIRS (OLA) UNCLOS AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (incl. Regular process, Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group)
AMBASSADOR RONALD JUMEAU

AMBASSADOR FOR SIDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE, SEYCHELLES SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES AND OCEANS
MS. ELIZABETH THOMPSON

FORMER MINISTER FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT OF BARBADOS AND EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR FOR THE RIO+20 CONFERENCE, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES AND CLIMATE CHANGE
MS. HIROKO MORITA-LOU

CHIEF, SIDS UNIT, DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, UNDESA TIMELINE SIDS CONFERENCE 2014
DR. BILIANA CICIN-SAIN

PRESIDENT, GLOBAL OCEANS FORUM AND DIRECTOR, GERARD J. MANGONE CENTER FOR MARINE POLICY, UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RIO+20 OCEAN OUTCOME
SESSION II: OCEANS-RELATED ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

CO-CHAIRS: MS. ALICE HICUBURUNDI, SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER, DIVISION FOR OCEAN AFFAIRS AND THE LAW OF THE SEA (UN-DOALOS), OFFICE OF LEGAL AFFAIRS (OLA) AND DR. BILIANA CICIN-SAIN, PRESIDENT, GLOBAL OCEANS FORUM AND DIRECTOR, GERARD J. MANGONE CENTER FOR MARINE POLICY, UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
DR. MICHIEL SCHAEFFER DIRECTOR, CLIMATE ANALYTICS AND SENIOR SCIENTIST, ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEM ANALYSIS, WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY AND RESEARCH CENTRE (WUR) CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON OCEANS AND RELATED ECOSYSTEMS
MS. JACQUELINE ALDER UN-OCEANS DEPUTY COORDINATOR AND HEAD, MARINE AND COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS BRANCH, DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENT POLICY IMPLEMENTATION, UNEP MARINE POLLUTION AND ALIEN INVASIVE SPECIES
MR. DAVID OSBORN DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENT LABORATORIES, INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY (IAEA) OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
MR. RICHARD GRAINGER CHIEF, INFORMATION AND STATISTICS, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE DEPARTMENT, FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (FAO) STATE OF THE WORLD'S MARINE FISHERIES
MS. LAURETTA BURKE SENIOR ASSOCIATE AND CO-AUTHOR OF “REEFS AT RISK REVISITED” REPORT, WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE (WRI) CORAL REEFS AND OTHER VULNERABLE, VALUABLE ECOSYSTEMS
Related reports: Reefs at Risk Revisited: Summary for Decision Makers

“2011 Eco-Audit of the Mesoamerican Reef Countries”

“Coastal Capital: Belize - The Economic Contribution of Belize's Coral Reefs and Mangroves”
MR. CAMILLE JEAN PIERRE MANEL FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE ENGINEER AND DIRECTOR OF MARITIME FISHERIES IN SENEGAL AT THE MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND THE MARITIME AFFAIRS REGIONAL FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS (RFMOS) – WEST AFRICAN REGION
MR. JESPER LOLDRUP AND MR. EDWARD KLEVERLAAN MR. JESPER LOLDRUP, HEAD, POLICY AND PLANNING UNIT, OFFICE OF THE SG AND MR. EDWARD KLEVERLAAN, HEAD, OFFICE FOR THE LONDON CONVENTION/PROTOCOL AND OCEAN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO) SUSTAINABLE MARITIME TRANSPORT
MR. LUIGI CABRINI DIRECTOR-ADIVSOR TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON SUSTAINABILITY, WORLD TOURISM ORGANISATION (UNWTO) SUSTAINABLE MARINE TOURISM
Related reports: "Destination Wetlands: Supporting sustainable tourism"
MR. KEVIN CASSIDY SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS MANAGER, ILO OFFICE FOR THE UNITED NATIONS, INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO) JOBS IN THE MARITIME SECTOR
SESSION III: PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION OF OCEANS, SEAS AND MARINE RESOURCES

CO-CHAIRS: MS. JACQUELINE ALDER, UN-OCEANS DEPUTY COORDINATOR AND HEAD, MARINE AND COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS BRANCH, DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENT POLICY IMPLEMENTATION, UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (UNEP) AND MR. NII ALLOTEY ODUNTON, SECRETARY-GENERAL OR MR. MICHAEL W. LODGE, DEPUTY TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND LEGAL COUNSEL, INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY (ISA)
DR. JAKE RICE CHIEF SCIENTIST, FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA (DFO) AND CONTRIBUTING CO-AUTHOR IPCC FIFTH ASSESSMENT REPORT CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF MARINE BIODIVERSITY
Related reports: "International Biodiversity Day booklet on marine biodiversity: “One Ocean- many worlds of life” (2012) "

"Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) (2012)"

"Sustainable Ocean Initiative (2012) "

"Impacts of marine debris on biodiversity (2012)"

"Marine spatial planning in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2012) "

"Scientific Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity (2009)"

"Scientific Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Fertilization on Marine Biodiversity (2009)"

"Scientific Synthesis of the Impacts of Underwater Noise on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Habitats (2012)"
MR. JAN-GUNNAR WINTHER DIRECTOR, NORWEGIAN POLAR INSITIUTE AND CONTRIBUTING CO-AUTHOR IPCC FIFTH ASSESSMENT REPORT THE POLAR REGIONS: CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
MR. AQQALUK LYNGE CHAIR, INUIT CIRCUMPOLAR COUNCIL (ICC) ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION IN POLAR REGIONS
MS. IMEN MELIANE DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL MARINE POLICY, THE NATURE CONSERVANCY MARINE PROTECTED AREAS AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES
MR. CHRISTOPHE LEFEBVRE DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, FRENCH MARINE PROTECTED AREAS AGENCY AND IUCN OCEAN COUNCILOR HOW TO BUILD THE GLOBAL MARINE PROTECTED AREAS NETWORK
DR. SUSAN LIEBERMAN DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL POLICY, PEW ENVIRONMENT GROUP RIO+20 AND SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES: HOW TO CONVERT COMMITMENTS TO ACTION
Related reports: "Building on Rio+20: What this means for fisheries management"
SESSION IV: IMPLEMENTATION

CO-CHAIRS: MR. CHRISTIAN SUSAN, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT BRANCH, PROJECTS AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION DIVISION, UNIDO AND MR. EDGARD CABRERA, CHIEF, MARINE METEOROLOGY AND OCEAN AFFAIRS DIVISION, WEATHER AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION SERVICES, WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION (WMO)
MS. WENDY WATSON-WRIGHT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL, UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION(UNESCO) AND EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL OCEANOGRAPHIC COMMISSION (IOC ) MARINE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND OCEANS OBSERVATIONS
MR. SEFANAIA NAWADRA DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND GOVERNANCE, SECRETARIAT OF THE PACIFIC REGIONAL ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (SPREP), SAMOA ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION: A PACIFIC ISLANDS APPROACH
MR. THOR ASGEIRSSON DEPUTY DIRECTOR, FISHERIES TRAINING PROGRAMME, UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY (UNU) ICELAND CAPACITY-BUILDING BY THE UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY – FISHERIES TRAINING PROGRAMME
Related reports: "Capacity building by the United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme"
DR. VENUGOPALAN ITTEKKOT PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF BREMEN AND FORMER DIRECTOR, LEIBNIZ CENTRE FOR TROPICAL MARINE ECOLOGY CAPACITY-BUILDING NEEDS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM AN IOC SURVEY (INCL. TRANSFER OF MARINE TECHNOLOGY)
PROF. SU JILAN PROFESSOR, SECOND INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY, STATE OCEANIC ADMINISTRATION (SOA), CHINA CAPACITY-BUILDING IN MARINE ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT (MEBM): SEA-ENCLOSING AND LAND-RECLAMATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
MR. ANDREW HUDSON UN-OCEANS COORDINATOR AND HEAD, WATER AND OCEAN GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME, BUREAU FOR DEVELOPMENT POLICY, UNDP CATALYSING OCEAN FINANCE: TRANSFORMING MARKETS TO RESTORE AND PROTECT THE GLOBAL OCEAN
Related reports: "Catalysing Ocean Finance Volume 1"

"Catalysing Ocean Finance Volume 2"
MR. PETER J. KRISTENSEN AND MR. PAWAN PATIL MR. PETER J. KRISTENSEN, TEAM LEADER FOR OCEANS, BIODIVERSITY AND POLLUTION, ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT AND MR. PAWAN PATIL, SENIOR ECONOMIST, THE WORLD BANK GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR OCEANS
MS. JACQUELINE ALDER UN-OCEANS DEPUTY COORDINATOR AND HEAD, MARINE AND COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS BRANCH, DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENT POLICY IMPLEMENTATION, UNEP SECRETARY GENERAL'S OCEANS COMPACT
CLOSING SESSION

CO-CHAIRS: MR. RALPH WAHNSCHAFFT, ACTING CHIEF, SIDS, OCEANS AND CLIMATE BRANCH, DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, UNDESA AND MS. ANNE ROGERS, FORMER SENIOR ECONOMIST, UNDESA AND FORMER DEPUTY COORDINATOR, UN-OCEANS
MS. JULIE RITZ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, SIDS, OCEANS AND CLIMATE BRANCH, DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, UNDESA SUMMARY

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