Islands

An inter-cultural dialogue on Marine Protected Areas – can locally managed marine areas provide a foundation for national marine PA networks?

Enjoy some island hospitality and an opportunity to share your thoughts on marine conservation. Join us for this intercultural dialogue between communities and conservationists on the role of Locally Managed Marine Areas as a way of developing national MPA frameworks and meeting CBD targets.

Successful Management and Utilization of World Heritage in UNESCO International Protected Areas

"o The protected areas, each of which has different ecological profiles, have two common significant implications - conservation and sustainable use. The conservation can be achieved more efficiently if we develop a programme to use them as the resources of eco-tourism
o Nonetheless, it is quite rare that an integrated management system for the protected areas in terms of conservation and sustainable use.

Sharing Awareness on Sustainable Conservation and Management of Island-Coastal Ecosystems in Jeonnam Province (KOC official event)

"○ Island-coastal regions are vulnerable for climate change and development activity. Spreading of its ecological importance through the long-term research and monitoring is necessary.
○ Sharing information about local activity and governance for conserving ecosystem and biodiversity of island-coastal regions and about ecosystem service for better marine environment in next generation"

The Promotion of World Environmental Hub as a Model City in Jeju (KOC official session)

"Environment is in a mutual relationship with the components of society and economy which are the realities impacting negatively on the conservation of environment. This means that environment, economy and society should be in an integrated framework.
Nonetheless, the existing cities aiming at achieving an eco-city attempt to implement it on the basis of a uni-dimensional approach such as the management of energy or wastes, etc.

Climate Change Adaption Tools for Island Communities

By presenting local and regional conservation results, we will demonstrate the importance of informing and empowering communities to make sound decisions about improving the resilience and adaptive capacity of the ecosystems on which they depend for their livelihoods. MCT and its partners developed the Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit to address key challenges faced by communities carrying out adaptation activities.

Policy tools and instruments emerging from TEEB with case studies from island ecosystems

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) globally raised awareness for the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services for human well being. Following TEEB, numerous countries now engage in processes to assess ecosystem and their services at national and local level, these encompass ecological assessments and economic valuations. Yet, what policy tools and instruments are available or need to be developed to tangibly make a difference and enhance conservation throughout and beyond TEEB-like processes?

Island Leadership on Global Challenges

It is estimated that the world´s population will reach 9 billion by 2050. As a result countries are looking for innovative methods to develop the future in a green sustainable way, and address growing challenges related to safe drinking water, food security, and economic prosperity and solidarity. As island nations become more involved in the world economy and open their boarders for trade, fragile island ecosystems are being inundated by invasive alien species.

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