Pacific Coral Reefs Side Event at the 28th SPREP Meeting

Location: 
Apia (Samoa)
Organized Under: 
French Secretariat, 2016-2018
Dates: 
Thu, 2017-09-21

In the light of the predicted adverse impacts of warming oceans on coral reefs, the long-term health of Pacific reefs depends on strong leadership and sound management. New actions and tools to support reef resilience were launched today in a special event as part of the annual meeting of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
This event was supported by France, as part of its contributions to improving management of coral reefs and coastal and marine environments, globally and in the Pacific. Jean-Luc Fauré-Tournaire, Deputy Permanent Representative to SPREP and SPC, presented and promoted the work of ICRI, also announcing the ICRI 2018 International Year of the Reef (IYOR).

This event was funded with the support of the Government of Sweden.

Program of the "Pacific Coral Reefs Side Event" at the 28th SPREP Meeting

Roger Cornforth DDG, SPREP – seat and welcome the audience

Welcome
Jean-Luc Fauré-Tournaire
Représentant permanent adjoint de la France auprès de la CPS
Conseiller diplomatique du Haut-commissaire en Nouvelle-Calédonie

The French ICRI Secretariat and its plan of action 2016-2018 and The International Year of the Reef (IYOR) 2018
Jean-Luc Fauré-Tournaire
Représentant permanent adjoint de la France auprès de la CPS
Conseiller diplomatique du Haut-commissaire en Nouvelle-Calédonie

Status and trends of coral reefs in the Pacific: first results
Warren Lee Long
SPREP

Coral reefs in a changing climate - understanding vulnerability of Pacific reefs and managing for resilience (launch of two publications)
Ms. Isabelle Louis
Deputy Director
UN Environment Asia and the Pacific Office

Australia activities, the Great Barrier Reef
Sharon Lane
DFAT Australia

Samoa activities, issues, actions, critical needs
Samantha Kwan
MNRE

Discussion on how ICRI can support Pacific countries