ICRI Side event at the CBD COP 13

Coral reefs in a changing world: from science to action

December 12th, 2016, 18h15 – 19h30

Side-event 1, Universal building, main floor

Programme

Moderators: Ms. Martine Hossaert, Institute for Ecology and Environment-CNRS, Paris, France & Mr. André Abreu, Head for environment and climate policy, Tara Expeditions foundation

Movie “Coral Reefs” by David Hannan

Welcoming and Opening

Coral reef biodiversity and ecosystem services, Dr. Jesús Ernesto Arias González, Departamento de Recursos del Mar, Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados Unidad Mérida (CINVESTAV), Mexico

Teaser Tara Pacific

Coral reefs in a changing world, Dr. Serge Planes, Director, Centre de Recherche Insulaire et Observatoire de l'Environnement (CRIOBE, CNRS, EPHE) by Skype (live from the schooner Tara in Wallis and Futuna)   Macro Movies of living corals colonies by Bioquest studios/Tara Foundation and remarks from Mr. André Abreu, Head for environment and climate policy, Tara Expeditions foundation

Questions & Answers

UN Environment Assembly: global priorities for sustainable coral reef management, Mr. Takehiro Nakamura, Chief, Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Unit, UN Environment

Remarks from Sarah Tawaka, Senior Environment Officer at the Department of Environment, Fiji

The International Coral Reef Initiative: a global partnership addressing international commitments, Mr. Xavier Sticker, French Ambassador for the Environment, Chair of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)

Remarks from Dr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Convention on Biological Diversity Executive Secretary

Questions & Answers

 

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