GLOBE International: Legislative actions to restore marine biodiversity and ecosystem services
Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment
Date and Time
28 October 2010 13:15 - 14:45
The Global Legislators Organisation, GLOBE International, is a unique network of legislators committed to addressing global environmental challenges. GLOBE parliamentarians work closely with leading scientists, economists and policy specialists to develop progressive and coordinated environmental legislation, which they then advance in their parliaments. On World Oceans Day, 8th June 2010, GLOBE legislators developed and endorsed Part 1 of GLOBE’s Marine Ecosystems Recovery Strategy: Marine Fisheries Recovery. Part 2 of this Strategy forms a Global Coral Reef Emergency Strategy, which will be agreed at the CBD COP10, on 24th October, in a specially dedicated forum to be jointly hosted by the CBD and GLOBE. This side event will present the major recommendations of the World Oceans Day Marine Fisheries Recovery Meeting and the Global Coral Reef Emergency Strategy Forum, emphasizing the key steps that legislators can make to protect and restore marine biodiversity through fisheries and coral reef management. Legislators from key fishing and coral reef nations will form part of the panel to discuss the recommendations and their implementation. These will include action at the intergovernmental and domestic levels to address the drivers of marine ecosystem degradation and build capacity to implement these measures. The side event will also present two reports for policy makers by GLOBE and the Zoological Society of London, in consultation with the wider marine conservation community, that provide the case for harvesting marine fisheries sustainably and building resilience in coral reef ecosystems in addition to clear policy proposals for achieving them. The reports and side event will also highlight best practice case studies in marine fisheries and coral reef management. Panellists will be drawn from the pool of GLOBE legislators and key marine experts who contributed to the reports.