Speeches delivered at COP 8 GLISPA High Level Event

The COP 8 GLISPA High Level Event held on 28 March 2006 in Curitaba, Brazil was titled 'Islands, Marine Biodiversity and Livelihoods: A Global Island Partnership' and marked the beginning of a number of landmark initiatives; not only in President Remengesau's launching of GLISPA itself, but also of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's call for collaboration amongst the six countries of the Coral Triangle to protect this unique area of marine biodiversity.

H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau Jr, President of Palau

H.E. Redley Killion, Vice President of the Federated States of Micronesia

Hon. Maria Marina Silva, Minister of Environment, Brazil

Hon. Anne David-Antoine, Minister of Environment, Grenada

Hon. Chris Carter, Conservation Minister, New Zealand

Hon. Martin Puta Tofinga, Minister of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development, Republic of Kiribati

Nigel Purvis, Vice President of External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy

Russell Mittermeier, President of Conservation International

Cama Tuiloma, Chief Executive Officer for Ministry of Housing, Land Settlements and Environment, Fiji

H.E. Susilo Bambang YudhoyonoHon, President of Indonesia, delivered by M. Hidayat

Hon. Charles Silvain Rabotoarison, Minister of Environment, Water and Forest, Madagascar

H.E. Guido La Tella, Diplomatic Counsellor of the Minister of Environment and Territory, Italy

Jim Leape, Director of WWF International

Willy Kostka, Taba Community Representative

Martha Chouchena-Rojas, The World Conservation Union

Statements were also made by:

Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Jean-Patrick Le Duc, National Museum of Natural History, France
Frank Pinto, Executive Coordinator of the Global Environment Facility for the United Nations Development Program
Anna Tiraa, University of the South Pacific

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  • United Nations Environment Programme