Workshop on Linking Global and Regional Levels in the Management of Marine Areas Beyond National JurisdictionLearning
(Learning: 17-20 February 2015) This workshop will foster an open and constructive policy dialogue for supporting national, regional, and global processes in place (formal and informal) in enhancing ecosystem approaches to the management of ABNJ.
To be held in Rome, Italy, the workshop will bring together representatives from all sectors with expertise, knowledge and experience in ABNJ issues, including: global, regional, and national decision-makers; representatives from the fishing, shipping, and other industries operating in ABNJ; UN delegates; intergovernmental organizations; non-governmental organizations; participants in the Common Oceans Program (see http://www.commonoceans.org); policy experts; legal scholars; and academics, to:
1. Assess knowledge, ongoing efforts at national/regional and global levels, and available capacity relevant to sustainable management of fisheries and biodiversity conservation in ABNJ, with the aim of identifying knowledge gaps and capacity needs;
2. Establish cross-sectoral linkages for improved information-sharing on ABNJ across sectors, and between global and regional levels;
3. Share and exchange lessons learned, best practices, and emerging trends in research, development, and management of ABNJ resources from various regions of the world; and
4. Provide a synthesis on the current state of knowledge on relevant global and regional policy processes that could be used to: 1) address areas of uncertainty due to a weak knowledge base on fisheries and biodiversity, and 2) improve sustainable use of fishery resources and conservation of biodiversity in the ABNJ.
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(Source: Common Oceans)