Calendar of Events

Global Islands Network calendar for up-to-date information on island events.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2011 & Green Growth: Hawai’i Briefing with US Ambassador Tong, 9 August, 2011

“Hawai`i has the potential to be a pioneer and advocate for green growth,” said U.S. Ambassador Kurt Tong, Senior Official to APEC, at the APEC 2011 and Green Growth Hawai’i Briefing in Honolulu on August 9, 2011.

The briefing was attended by Hawai`i leaders from government, business and civil society in key positions to help Hawai`i build a green economy for the future. Organized by the Hawai`i Green Growth Working Group and the Global Island Partnership, the briefing provided an opportunity to learn about U.S. priorities to promote green growth with APEC partners and to explore opportunities for Hawai`i to engage in this national and international agenda.

For more information on the briefing, please see the Event Spotlight

Island-related Events at COP 10, Nagoya, Japan

Islands Briefing: Islands and COP 10
Sunday 17 Oct, 1 – 4.30 pm
Venue: room 130, building 1, 3rd floor

Lead: Bernard O’Callaghan, IUCN Oceania Office Supported by: Kate Brown, GLISPA; Easter Galuvao and Posa Skelton, SPREP; Oliver Hillel, CBD Secretariat; Neville Ash and Dominique Benzaken, IUCN; Spencer Thomas, Grenada; Tania Temata, Cook Islands; Jamie Ervin, UNDP GEF POWPA project.

Focussed on issues important for islands at COP 10, this briefing will provide a guide to island-related areas of interest, including the COP agenda, side events and the Ecosystem Pavilion. It will provide a guide on how to use time at the COP and to best engage with the Convention.

This briefing is open to all parties, observers and others who are interested in islands. A printed islands guide to COP 10 (titled Island Journey) will be distributed.

Rio Conventions' Ecosystem Pavilion
Monday, 18 October, 16h30-17h45
Thematic day on the linkages between biodiversity, sustainable land management and climate change
With the European Commission and other partners
Presentation by Dominique Benzaken, Coordinator, EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories, IUCN

IUCN will provide an overview of biodiversity and climate change issues in EU overseas entities, drawing on the Message of la Reunion (2008) and the IUCN publication Climate Change and Biodiversity in the Overseas Entities of the European Union and present a perspective on ecosystem-based adaption to climate change with some examples of work in EU overseas entities.

Making it Happen – WIO Partners Meeting
Saturday 23 October 15:00 - 18:00
Venue: room 231c

Informal planning meeting for the Western Indian Ocean region.

High-level Cocktail and Fiesta
Tuesday, 26 October, 19:00 (to be confirmed)
Venue: Ecosystems' Pavilion, room 211a, building 2, first floor

Organized by GLISPA, the Caribbean and Micronesia challenges, the Nature Conservancy, Micronesia Conservation Trust and the CBD Secretariat, the GLISPA high-level event at COP 10 will bring together leaders from islands around the world – small island developing States, archipelagic countries and countries with islands – with donors and IGO/NGO partners to share updates on on-going initiatives, announce significant progress and profile innovative and inspiring partnerships for the conservation and sustainable use of island biodiversity. The in-depth review of the programme on work on island biodiversity (to take place at COP 11 in 2012) will also be launched.

This event will demonstrate progress in the Caribbean Challenge and Micronesia Challenge in terms of financing, partnerships and implementation. Highlights will include the formal launch of the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund, a $40 million regional endowment created as part of the Caribbean Challenge, which was launched at a GLISPA high-level event at CBD COP 9, in 2008.

1. Formally launch the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund
2. Highlight leadership and progress on GLISPA commitments to achieve the CBD 2010 target
3. Confirm support for the GLISPA 2012 Strategy and launch in-depth review of the programme of work on island biodiversity
4. Affirm GLISPA as an effective platform to accelerate the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and other international policies
5. Engage international media to recognize GLISPA commitments and island leadership in conservation and sustainable livelihoods
6. Celebrate achievements

In attendance will be Mr. Maurice Ponga, who is a Member of the European Parliament elected for the Overseas constituency and is from New Caledonia. Mr. Ponga will make a call for action on behalf of the islands of the European Union.

Event Agenda: The event – a cocktail, with light food, followed by an island fiesta hosted by Micronesia and Caribbean countries – is a combination of updates and announcements, facilitated by an experienced Master of Ceremonies. It will include a brief summary of GLISPA's history and successes, including updates of the Micronesia Challenge and Caribbean Challenge – both launched during the GLISPA high-level events at COP 8 and COP 9, respectively. The central part of the event will focus on the launch of the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund, followed by announcements to advance island biodiversity conservation.

This high-level cocktail will be followed by an island celebration.

For more information contact Kate Brown (


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Assessing Implementation of CBD National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (I.D.: 1776)
Monday, 18 October, 13:15 - 14:45
Organized by: United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies

Room 130 - Bldg 1 - 3rd Floor

Since 2008 UNU-IAS has been undertaking an assessment of the preparation, content, adequacy and effectiveness of national biodiversity strategies and action plans. One of the objectives of this project is to provide COP, Parties and others with an assessment of the extent to which objectives 3.1, 3.3 and 3.4 of the CBD Strategic Plan have been achieved and suggest priorities for supporting national implementation in the post-2010 period. The project has sought to examine the mechanisms by which some countries seem to have developed successful and well-implemented NBSAPs, while others appear to have been unable to do this. It attempts to assess the extent to which NBSAPS integrate biodiversity concerns into sectoral and cross-sectoral policies including sustainable development strategies, poverty reduction strategy papers (PRSPs), and national processes to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The project hopes to draw out lessons learned from national experiences in NBSAP development and implementation, and to identify the obstacles that have prevented some Parties from making progress. UNU-IAS presented a preliminary overview of findings to WGRI-3 and this side event will present the findings of the final report.

As part of this side event, IUCN will be reporting on a project funded by France on the implementation of the CBD in EU overseas entities. IUCN will report on the peculiar status of EU overseas entities, in particular, how it affects the implementation of the obligations of the Convention in regions where those entities are located, and offer recommendations for discussion.

Advancing the Biodiversity and Climate Adaptation Agenda in the Western Indian Ocean (I.D.: 1844)
Wednesday, 20 October, 16:30 - 18:00
Organized by: GLISPA

Room 232 - Bldg 2 - 3rd floor

Discussion and presentations from countries and institutions in the Western Indian Ocean (islands of the Indian Ocean and coastal areas of East Africa) hosted by the Global Island Partnership. Will include the environmental and climate change needs and threats and how to address these through implementation of CBD commitments in the region, examples of cutting-edge conservation work that can help address the region’s climate threats and discussion of a potential major regional initiative/platform that mobilizes high-level leadership and support.

Pacific SIDS: Value Island Biodiversity: It's Our Life (I.D. 2215)
Friday, 22 October 2010, 16:30 - 18:00
Organized by: SPREP

Room 211B - Bldg 2, 1st floor

The side event aims at sharing success stories from around the Pacific region and to highlight some of the key challenges in the Pacific with regards to biodiversity conservation. There will be presentations by selected keynote speakers as well as an exhibition and display of products from the Pacific throughout the side event.

Ecosystem-based Management and Adaptation Lessons from the Pacific (I.D.: 2072)
Monday, 25 October, 16:30 - 18:00
Organized by: Wildlife Conservation Society and the Government of Fiji

Room: 233B - Bldg 2 - 3rd Floor

As part of the Pacific's celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-Fiji and its partners will launch an Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) guide for the EBM practitioners in the Tropical Western Pacific, which is based on lesson learned from four years of researching and implementing ecosystem-based management in the Western Pacific.

The Micronesia Biosecurity Plan - An Unprecedented Cooperative Effort to Proactively Analyze and Prevent Invasive Species Threats to the Region of Micronesia (I.D. 2305)
Wednesday, 27 October, 16:30 - 18:00
Organized by: US National Invasive Species Council, GISP, TNC and GLISPA

Room 136 - Bldg 1 - 3rd floor

The US Government, in conjunction with partners in Micronesia, is completing a comprehensive, science-based biosecurity plan to minimize invasive species threats to the region of Micronesia associated with the pending US Military build-up on Guam. The plan will include risk analyses of invasive species pathways, vectors and targeted individual species that threaten terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems in Micronesia. The plan will also include recommendations of best management practices and port of entry staffing, training and technology levels necessary to prevent, detect and eradicate incipient invasive species. This side event, to last approximately 45 minutes, will highlight three major themes:
1. The magnitude of invasive species threats to trade and sustainable economic growth, biodiversity and the cultural resources of islands in the Pacific and worldwide.
2. The critical role that regional, international, and intra-governmental coordination played in making this globally-unique effort possible.
3. The cooperative global efforts by partnerships such as the GLISPA, GISP and the Helping Islands Adapt Symposium to call attention to the many impacts of invasive species and strengthen invasive species prevention, early detection and eradication efforts on islands worldwide.

My Island - My Community: Capacity Building Workshop, April 25 - May 7 2010

My Island - My Community will hold a two-week regional capacity building workshop (April 25 - May 7 2010) for national partners, producers, directors, and writers on how to develop a communications strategy and serial drama for social change. Further, the workshop will provide core training in “Communications for Change” and background on climate change challenges facing the Eastern Caribbean. The training workshop will include a presentation of the findings of preliminary formative research. Participants will use the formative research to design the characters, settings and story lines for a serial drama. Further, training will be provided in how to run complementary radio magazine shows and support community action campaigns.

My Island – My Community is a unique network of organizations committed to using the power of communications to enhance knowledge sharing, engage the public and directly support CBA activities (Community Based Adaption) across the nine countries of the Eastern Caribbean. My Island – My Community is a partnership of Media Impact, the Secretariat of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP (GEF SGP), Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), the Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), BirdLife International, Durrell, SeaWeb and the St Lucia Folk Research Center.

For more information: Alleyne Regis, Program Manager, Caribbean Media Impact

TNC Conservation Exchange (CONEX)

Vancouver, Canada
Oct 14-16, 2008

  • Island leadership and opportunities to advance global priorities through GLISPA network highlighted by representative’s from the Micronesia Challenge, Caribbean Challenge and Coral Triangle Initiative
  • Keynote speech by Seychelles focused on an emerging Western Indian Ocean Challenge; Strong expression of interest by TNC Africa Program in exploring opportunities to collaborate

IUCN World Conservation Congress
Island-Related Resolutions

Barcelona, Spain
October 5-14, 2008

  • Island Journey sessions and for the first time a GLISPA Booth to raise profile of islands
  • GLISPA side-event on Regional ‘Challenges’ for conservation: a groundbreaking model for national leadership, collaboration and conservation impact
  • Island Fiesta reception with official hand over of GLISPA Coordination from TNC to IUCN
  • Launch of the IUCN Island Initiative
  • Motion recognizing IUCN for hosting the GLISPA Secretariat approved by the Assembly

TNC Palau VIP Trip and High Level Event Palau
September 10, 2008

  • The President of The Nature Conservancy presented Palau with the first US$1 million in pledged matching funds for the Micronesia Challenge trust fund

19th SPREP meeting
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
September 4-12, 2008

  • Strong political support for regional invasive species programmes secured

39th Pacific Island Forum

Alofi, Niue
19-20 August, 2008

PIF Leaders:
  • Recalling the 2005 Mauritius Strategy, which acknowledged the vulnerability of Pacific SIDS to climate change, declared adaptation to be a critical response for Pacific governments, and emphasized the need to secure sustainable financing for concrete adaptation programs on the ground
  • Welcomed new financial commitments by Australia and New Zealand to support climate change adaptation

“The European Union and its Overseas Entities: Strategies to counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss”

Reunion Island, Indian Ocean
July 7-11, 2008

  • The conference organized by IUCN and supported by the French Presidency of the EU, urged EU institutions and member states, ORs/OCTs and organizations to:
    • Strengthen and support involvement of overseas entities in regional cooperation efforts with SIDS and ACP countries, more specifically in initiatives such as GLISPA
    • Unite in the face of climate change and biodiversity loss and leverage ORs/OCTs experience in international negotiations
  • GLISPA officially recognized as one of the most effective mechanisms to advance regional and global cooperation


GLISPA High Level Event: A Celebration of Island Leadership: Voluntary Commitments to Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods on Islands

Hosted by: Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Cosponsors: CBD Secretariat; GEF; IUCN; Italy; Palau; Seychelles; TNC; US State Department

Bonn, Germany
May 19-30, 2008

At the convention:
  • Strong CBD Island decision recognizing GLISPA and many voluntary national, regional and multi-country commitments by island countries

At the GLISPA High Level Event
  • Caribbean Challenge officially launched by the Bahamas and endorsed by the Dominican Republic, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Jamaica. Specific country commitments:
    • Doubling National Parks, ten fold increase in funding for conservation, $2 million over the next four years for the establishment of the Bahamas National Protected Areas Trust Fund (Bahamas)
    • Creation of a $10 million National Trust Fund, of which $5 million generated by domestic resources (Dominican Republic)
    • 10% of marine area effectively managed by 2012; expansion of marine protected areas system to include 20% of marine habitats by 2020 (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
    • 20% of marine and terrestrial areas by 2015 (Jamaica)
  • GLISPA Coordination Team will be hosted by IUCN and funded by Italy, The Nature Conservancy and the United States
  • Germany previewed support for the Coral Triangle and Micronesia Challenge under their Life Web initiative
  • Ecuador committed $3 million to the newly established Galapagos Invasives Control Fund
  • Croatia committed to work towards the development of Management Plans for 5 MPAs by 2012 and the improvement of a system of effectively managed and representative network of MPAs in the Mediterranean by 2012
  • USA announced additional funding for the Coral Triangle Initiative and their financial support for the Micronesia Challenge and GLISPA Coordination functions
  • TNC committed to raise $20 million for the implementation of the Caribbean Challenge
  • New Global Islands Database and Information Portal announced by UNEP-WCMC with financial support from Italy
  • New Zealand offers to host a technical workshop on invasives species and islands to highlight and exchange regional solutions to a global challenge
  • France highlighted La Reunion Conference organized with IUCN under the French Presidency of the EU to develop Europe’s work on islands and climate change
  • Inspiring updates on progress by the Micronesia Challenge, the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA), and the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) (all commitments made at the GLISPA COP8 event in 2006)
  • Continued full agency support for island work and projects around the world by GEF and the CBD Secretariat

CBD 2nd Open-Ended Working Group on Protected Areas (WGPA2)

Rome, Italy
February 11-15, 2008

  • President Mori of the FSM keynote speaker on MPAs and the Micronesia Challenge
  • Final draft of GLISPA 2010 Strategy presented at a evening event + reception
  • GLISPA side-event on Lessons Learned from Multi-country Voluntary Commitments


Bali, Indonesia
December 3-14, 2007

  • First meeting of Senior Officials of the Coral Triangle Initiative:
    • Six CT countries (Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, East Timor, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea) agreed on a framework to develop an Action Plan, guided by an agreed set of principles, by May 2009
    • TNC, GEF, ADB, WWF and CI announced financial commitments and technical support
    • Australia committed to sharing scientific expertise and hosting a marine management workshop for the region in 2008
    • Unites States reaffirms commitment to providing financial and technical support to the Coral Triangle Initiative, including $4.35 million in new funds
  • Micronesia Challenge event with Palau President Remengesau

8th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas

Conservation serving communities, in a rapidly changing world

Alotau, Papua New Guinea
October 22-26, 2007

Conservation Action Strategy for the Pacific up to 2012 was developed. Objectives included:
  • Ensuring that conservation has a development context that recognises, respects and supports sustainable livelihoods and community development aspirations
  • Identifying, conserving and sustainably managing priority sites, habitats and ecosystems
  • Protecting and recovering threatened species and species of ecological, cultural and economic significance
  • Managing threats to biodiversity, especially climate change impacts and invasive species

38th Pacific Islands Forum
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
October 15-19, 2007

  • PIF leaders affirmed their commitment to regional environmental conservation efforts, and emphasised the need to not only incorporate such efforts within national economic and social development strategies, but also to establish ‘innovative’ financial mechanisms (such as conservation trust funds) to ensure their sustainability

GLISPA Strategy Meeting
Rome, Italy
September 24-27, 2007

  • GLISPA 2010 strategy discussed and drafted
  • Sea Level Rise Foundation launched by President James A. Michel of the Seychelles
  • Financial support for GLISPA coordination discussed among donors

APEC Meeting
Sydney, Australia
September 8-9, 2007

  • Leaders from the 21 APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) member economies declared their support for the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security, aimed at enhancing the conservation of marine biological resources

Paris, France
July 2-6, 2007

SBSTTA recommended the following for SIDS at COP9:
  • Capacity building to address climate change and biodiversity impacts
  • Workshop on integration of climate change and national biodiversity strategies
  • Combining biodiversity conservation and income generation for indigenous and local communities through private sector and public partnerships

Birdlife International Partners Meeting
May 14-18, 2007

  • Birdlife International involvement in GLISPA reinforced, especially in the Pacific

Pacific Island Conference of Leaders (PICL)
Washington DC, USA
May 6-9, 2007

  • US Congress engaged with the Micronesia Challenge and GLISPA
  • GEF pledged US$6 million towards the Micronesia Challenge as part of the GEF Pacific Alliance for Sustainability (GEF PAS; ca US$100 million)

Our Sea of Islands: A Regional Forum for Oceania on Marine Managed Areas and World Heritage

Hosted by: US NOAA & UNESCO

Honolulu, USA
January 29–February 2, 2007
  • Communique’ pledges to strengthen collaboration between Hawaii and the Pacific islands for marine conservation
  • Commitments by the US NOAA’s on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Marine National Monument


Western Micronesia Chief Executives Meeting
Koror, Palau
December 4-8, 2006

  • Next steps on funding & implementation of the Micronesia Challenge

37th Pacific Island Forum

GLISPA High Level Event: Beyond the Micronesia Challenge: Sustainable Livelihoods for Pacific Communities

Hosted by: FSM, RMI, Palau
Cosponsors: UK, Fiji, France, TNC, WWF, IUCN, WCS, SPREP, MCT, ForSec, CI, Birdlife International

Suva, Fiji
October 23-28, 2006

At the Forum
  • Pacific Communiqué agreed by all 16 Pacific Heads of State supported resource conservation as critical to sustainable development and requested assistance with financial planning for these priority goals
  • Statements of strong support from EU, France, UK, & USA
At the GLISPA High Level Event
  • 5 Pacific Heads of State reaffirmed their commitments and called for regional action and collaboration (Fiji, FSM, Kiribati, Palau, RMI)
  • USA announced the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Marine National Monument; $460,000 for protected areas in FSM, regional invasives and RMI waste management; and a NOAA/UNESCO meeting to promote closer collaboration with the Pacific

Pacific Island Roundtable for Nature Conservation
Suva, Fiji
July 24-28, 2006

  • Decision to integrate the IBPoW into the next regional Pacific Island Conservation Conference & Action Strategy
  • Agreement on a High Level Event at the Pacific Island Forum

Western Micronesia Chief Executives Summit
Majuro, Marshall Islands
July 8-10, 2006

  • Leaders of all 5 Micronesian governments discussed the implementation of the Micronesia Challenge and prepared to announce their commitments at the Pacific Island Leaders Forum

Caribbean Workshop on protected area design and management
June 20-22, 2006

  • Exchange with island champions from Micronesia inspired government and NGO representatives to develop the Caribbean Challenge

US Coral Reef Task Force Meeting
Washington, DC, USA
May 1-5, 2006

  • USA engagement in the Micronesia Challenge & GLISPA


GLISPA High Level Event: Islands, marine biodiversity and livelihoods: a Global Island Partnership

Hosted by: Palau
Cosponsors: CBD, TNC, WWF, SPREP, ICRAN, UK, Italy, IUCN, CI, BirdLife, RSBP, Palau Conservation Society, Conservation Society of Pohnpei, Micronesia Conservation Trust

Curitiba, Brazil
March 20-31, 2006

At the Conference:
  • IBPoW approved with strong country support
At the High Level Event:
  • GLISPA launched
  • Micronesia Challenge (30% of marine resources and 20% of terrestrial resources under effective conservation by 2020) launched by Palau, FSM, RMI, Guam and CNMI
  • 9 new commitments by island countries & territories
  • $7+ million pledged for island conservation
  • Commitments (in order of presentation)
    1. Grenada – 25% marine & 25% terrestrial areas under effective conservation by 2020
    2. New Zealand & UNDP/GEF – US$1.2 million for the GEF Small Grants Program across Micronesia
    3. Indonesia – leading collaboration with Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste to conserve coral mega diversity in the Coral Triangle region, thus initiating the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI)
    4. Kiribati – establishment of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA), the world 3rd largest marine protected area
    5. CBD Secretariat – Support to all CBD Parties on Island Biodiversity Programme of Work
    6. TNC and CI – together pledge US$6 million to be matched by US$12 million from public and private sources to sustainably finance of protected areas in Micronesia
    7. Fiji – reported significant progress towards the 2005 Mauritius Commitment to protect at least 30% of Fiji’s inshore and offshore marine areas, with sustainable funding by 2020, through implementation of new legislation and establishment of MPA networks
    8. Madagascar – reported on progress towards their 2003 ‘Durban vision’ to triple the size of protected areas within the country; by the end of 2006, an additional 2.5 million ha was to be protected
    9. Italy – Expand Island Initiative with IUCN and use of facilities in La Maddalena archipelago for island meetings and work
    10. University of the South Pacific (USP) – 10% of graduates trained for successful implementation of GLISPA by 2010

Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands

Paris, France
January 23-28, 2006

  • Recommendations for the Global Island Partnership and the CBD Island Biodiversity Programme of Work (IBPoW)


US Coral Reef Task Force Meeting
Koror, Palau
December 5-7, 2005

  • Palau President commits to protect 20% of the terrestrial resources and 30% of the near-shore marine resources of Palau by the year 2020 and challenges the other Micronesian chief executives to do the same, thus initiating the Micronesia Challenge

Bangkok, Thailand
February 7-11, 2005

  • Island Biodiversity Programme of Work revised

International Meeting for the 10-year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action

High Level Event: Islands, Reefs & Communities: Committing to the Future

Hosted by: Seychelles & United Kingdom

Port Louis, Mauritius
January 10-14, 2005

1st highly successful Islands High Level Event, which became the foundation for GLISPA
  • 3 country conservation commitments
  • US$20+ million pledged (in order on programme)
  • Presidents of Palau and the Seychelles call for a Global Island Partnership
  • Commitments (in order of programme)
    1. Belize – comprehensive National Protected Areas Policy and System Plan by 2005
    2. Bahamas – development of a network of fully protected Marine Reserves
    3. Fiji – 30% inshore & offshore marine areas in MPA network by 2020
    4. TNC – US$2 million for Early Action Grants for MPA networks in island states
    5. RARE/TNC – US$3 million for social marketing campaigns (not only islands)
    6. France – 9 million Euros for reef conservation (2005 – 2007) – IFRECOR & CRISP
    7. Australia – AU$500,000 to support freshwater management on islands (critical ecosystem often not included in protected area systems)

ACP – African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
ADB – Asian Development Bank
APEC – Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
CBD – Convention on Biological Diversity
CI – Conservation International
CNMI – Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
COP – Conference of the Parties
CTI – Coral Triangle Initiative
EU – European Union
ForSec – Forum Secretariat
FSM – Federated States of Micronesia
GEF – Global Environment Facility
GLISPA – Global Island Partnership
IBPoW – Island Biodiversity Programme of Work
ICRAN – International Coral Reef Action Network
ICRI – International Coral Reef Initiative
IFRECOR – Initiative française pour les récifs coralliens
IUCN – International Union for the Conservation of Nature
MPA – Marine Protected Area
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NWHI – Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
OCTs – Overseas Countries
PAS – Pacific Alliance for Sustainability
PICL – Pacific Island Conference of Leaders
PIF – Pacific Island Forum
PIPA – Phoenix Islands Protected Area
PoW – Programme of Work
RMI – Republic of the Marshall Islands
RSPB – Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
SBSSTA – Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice
SIDS – Small Islands Developing States
SPREP – Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
TNC – The Nature Conservancy
UK – United Kingdom
UNDP –United Nations Development Programme
UNEP – United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
US – United States
USP – University of the South Pacific
WCMC – World Conservation Monitoring Center
WCS – Wildlife Conservation Society
WGPA – Working Group on Protected Areas
WWF – World Wildlife Fund