Presentation on theme: "WHAT IS THE CORAL TRIANGLE INITIATIVE on CORAL REEFS, FISHERIES & FOOD SECURITY?"— Presentation transcript:
WHAT IS THE CORAL TRIANGLE INITIATIVE on CORAL REEFS, FISHERIES & FOOD SECURITY?
Congo Basin Initiative Second largest intact tropical forest in the world Coral Triangle Initiative Global center of marine abundance & diversity
In response to the alarming trends of destruction in the region, President Yudhoyono of Indonesia proposed to other CT leaders a new multilateral partnership to safeguard the region’s marine and coastal biological resources: the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF). This initial proposal set in motion a series of events that has advanced this effort quickly and decisively
● March 2006 President letter to Biodiversity Convention ● September Government Leaders support CTI at APEC Summit in Sydney, Australia ● December 2007 – 6 CTI countries have 1 st Senior Official Meeting in Bali President Arroyo (Philippines ) PM Somare (PNG) President Jose Ramos- Horta (East Timor ) PM Sogavare (Solomon Islands) PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (Malaysia) President Yudhoyono (Indonesia) President Bush (U.S.) PM Howard (Australia)
MEMBERS INDONESIA MALAYSIA PAPUA NEW GUINEA PHILIPPINES TIMOR-LESTE SOLOMON ISLANDS PARTNERS USA AUSTRALIA ADB TNC CI WWF
Results: Principles and 5 Goals “Priority Seascapes” designated and effectively managed Ecosystem approach to management of fisheries and other marine resources fully applied Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) established and effectively managed, including community-based resource utilization and management Climate change adaptation measures achieved Threatened species status improving 1 st Senior Officials Meeting (SOM1) – Bali, 6 – 7 December 2007
1.Officially launch CTI-CFF to address threats to marine, coastal and small island ecosystem through accelerated collaborative action 2.Adopt the CTI Regional Plan of Action (CTI – RPOA), a document to conserve and sustainably manage coastal and marine resource 3.Agreed to establish Secretariat to service the ongoing implementation process
1.The Ministers adopted the CTI Coordination Mechanism Structure and its Terms of Reference, and the CTI Regional Secretariat structure and its basic functions 2.Ministers endorsed Indonesia to host the CTI Regional Secretariat 3.The Ministers expressed their appreciation for the exemplary work of the interim CTI Regional Secretariat and agreed to extend its mandate until a permanent secretariat is formally established 2 nd Ministerial Meeting Gizo, Solomon Islands November 2009
Agreed in SOM4, Kota Kinabalu Malaysia, Oct’09 CTI – CFF Coordination Mechanism Structure
ROADMAP CTI-CFF Jan. - MayJune - JulyAugustSeptOct - December Jan-JulAugust-Des Legal drafting of the establishment of the CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat Legal drafting of the Host Country Agreement Drafting rules of procedure Drafting financial regulations Drafting staff regulations conciliation of legal draft documents 6 th Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 6) 3 rd Ministerial Meeting (MM 3) SOM 7 High Level Financial Meeting Finalizing procedures and regulations Recruitment process Finalizing Financial Commitment and Planning CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat operates Implementation of National Plan of Actions Preparation and development of Secretariat’s building Preparation and implementation of Prioritized Regional Plan of Actions Finalizing Host Country Agreement
Priority Actions Recommended for 2010 – 2011 Identified nine priority actions from the CTI-CFF Regional Plan of Action. Goal 1. Priority Seascapes designated and effectively managed Target 2. Marine and coastal resources within all “Priority Seascapes” are being sustainably managed. Action 1. Adopt a general “model” for sustainable management of seascapes. Goal 2.Ecosystem Approach for Fisheries Management (EAFM) Target 1. Strong legislative, policy and regulatory frameworks in place for achieving an ecosystem approach to fisheries management Action 1. Collaborate to develop a “common regional framework for legislation and policy” that would support EAFM; drawing on this, strengthen regional and national legislation, policies and regulations. Action 2. Improve enforcement of IUU fishing through greater collaboration.
Priority Actions Recommended for 2010 – 2011 Goal 3. MPA established and effectively managed Target 1. Region-wide Coral Triangle MPA System (CTMPAS) in place and fully functional. Action 1. Jointly establish overall goals, objectives, principles, and operational design elements for a CTMPAS centered around priority MPA networks. Action 3. Build capacity for effective management of the CTMPAS. Goal 4. Climate change adaptation measures achieved Target 1. Region-wide Early Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation for the near-shore marine and coastal environment and small island ecosystems developed and implemented Action 1. Identify the most important and immediate adaptation measures that should be taken across all Coral Triangle countries, based primarily on analyses using existing models.
Priority Actions Recommended for 2010 – 2011 Goal 4. Climate change adaptation measures achieved Target 1. Action 3 and 4. (blended) Complete and implement a Region- wide Early Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation and Conduct capacity needs assessments and develop capacity programs on climate change adaptation measures Goal 5. Threatened species status improving Target 1. Improved status of sharks, sea turtles, seabirds, marine mammals, coral, seagrass, mangroves and other identified threatened species Action 3. Complete and implement region-wide Sea Turtles Conservation Action Plan. Action 5. Complete and implement region-wide Marine Mammals Conservation Action Plan.