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No.434 September 5, 2018
  • Conservation of Marine Biological Diversity under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
    Makiko YANAGIYA
    Associate Expert, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)
  • Abigail McQUATTERS-GOLLOP
    Lecturer in Marine Conservation, Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre, University of Plymouth
  • From Marine Scientists to Policymakers -Communication through a Global "Index"-
    Sanae CHIBA
    Senior Scientist, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) / Senior Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Conservation of Marine Biological Diversity under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Makiko YANAGIYA
Associate Expert, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)

While efforts are being made under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) towards achieving the Aichi Targets, the situation has not been improving as expected due to a variety of phenomena interlinked in a complicated manner. In order to speed up efforts to achieve the Targets, there is a need for a variety of relevant organizations on all levels to cooperate and take a comprehensive approach to the situation.

Science-policy collaboration is the key to sustainable management of marine ecosystems

Abigail McQUATTERS-GOLLOP
Lecturer in Marine Conservation, Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre, University of Plymouth

We depend on our marine environment for many human activities from fishing to transport to recreation; however, we are not managing our seas sustainably. In order to ensure marine ecosystems are available for future generations to use and enjoy, we must find a way to sustainably manage human use of the marine environment.

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From Marine Scientists to Policymakers -Communication through a Global "Index"-

Sanae CHIBA
Senior Scientist, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) / Senior Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Over the past several years, public interest regarding the conservation of marine ecosystems has increased worldwide. Marine scientists have a responsibility to increase cooperation with society and contribute to the realization of effective policymaking based on scientific knowledge. One effective method is to use observation data towards the development of the global indicators for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the Aichi Targets.

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