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3 Source: UNEP

4 Capturing Coral Reef & Related Ecosystem Services (CCRES) A GEF / World Bank Regional Project under the program Scaling Up Partnership Investments for Sustainable Development of the Large Marine Ecosystems of East Asia and their Coasts

5 CCRES Partners Global Environment Facility World Bank The University of Queensland The University of The Philippines De La Salle University, Philippines Cornell University University of California Davis Indonesian Universities –(TBC) WWF-US and WWF-Indonesia Currie Communications

6 COREMAP PRDP & WAVES Coastal Resources for Sustainable Development PROP: Pacific Island Regional Oceanscape Project & WB Climate Change Adaptation Strategies PEMSEA

7 Project Snapshot Region –East Asia-Pacific (Philippines, Indonesia, Pacific Islands) Duration –Five years –Effective date: 1 October 2013 –Closing date: 30 September 2018 Current Financing ($10.4m) –Cash: US $4.5 m (GEF) & AUD $2.0 m (UQ) –In-Kind: $3.9 m The University of Queensland –Project Executing Agency –Research Partner

8 Mission: To engage government and coastal communities in bringing whole-of-system thinking to the design of local economies founded on a mutually reinforcing relationship between ecosystem health and economic performance What will CCRES do? This gives a material rationale for decision-makers to sustain coastal ecosystems and the locally-accrued benefits that they contribute to human wellbeing and prosperity

9 What challenge is CCRES addressing? Discounting the future Limited understanding of trade-offs Lack of business acumen and innovation

10 Challenge: In coastal communities, local businesses frequently degrade the natural resources on which they rely At the same time, alternative livelihoods schemes rarely succeed in becoming financially self-sustaining, often set up by those with little or no business expertise, making supply-driven products that do not consider demand or market access Both problems stem from ignoring the value chain that extends from the natural resource, via the producer, all the way to the end-consumer.

11 So CCRES: Targets Investigations to quantify, model, clarify and map ES role & value and inform local communities (and Government) Integrates ES information with business practices---assessed to strengthen those practices & their value chains from the resource base to the consumer Targets communication & ownership seeking +Δ in routine practice & behavior

12 Natural Capital Business Enterprises Local Community and Government Ecosystem services Norms, attitudes, policy Environmental Impacts ± Livelihoods, food security Project Components Measuring, valuing, mapping Engaging, persuading, enabling Integrating, securing, monetising Dissemination & outreach C.3 C.2 C.1


14 Targeted Investigations fill information gaps on the roles that ES play in a specific community – Coastal protection – Fisheries – Tourism – Carbon sequestration Measuring Ecosystem Services

15 Effect of reef health on fisheries productivity What is the value of a management action relative to cost? Degraded Productive Ecosystem Service Benefits:

16 a)National wealth accounts (alongside other forms of capital, e.g., minerals, human, agriculture) b)Local stakeholders better understand how a change in ecosystem health affects their daily lives c)Incorporate value into Marine Spatial Planning to improve benefits to people and reduce conflict Why value ecosystem services?

17 Effects of governance on the flow of ecosystem service benefits Who gets what, and why?

18 Reconciling trade-offs among ecosystem services How do we get optimal outcomes for multiple objectives? Marine Spatial Planning

19 CCRES sites Philippines 1. Batangas 2. Visayas 3. Palawan (north/south) Indonesia 1. Bali 2. Selayer 3. Wakatobi 4. Birds Head 5. Biak Pacific? Kiribati Solomons


21 Direct sale CO 2 Supporting services Regulating services Cultural services Provisioning services Complementarity Component II aims to build business that directly or indirectly utilise these… …while reinforcing or maintaining these.

22 Activities 1.Understand current systems –Current & external businesses –Inventory eco-businesses 2.Business development –Assess existing & potential eco- business for triple bottom line performance 3.Decision Toolkit development


24 Integration Survey development & application Values analysis Social network analysis Policy and governance impact Component III


26 Next Steps Approved by World Bank Board – September 2013 Start date: 1 October, 2013 Project Operating Manual & Implementation Plan Procurement call for Implementation team & appoint team members Commence implementation

27 Melanie King, UQ Global Change Institute


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