During the first phase of "Investigative Study Concerning Conservation and Management of Islands and Their Surrounding Ocean Area," we hosted international seminars every year in collaboration with the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resource & Security (ANCORS) and the Applied Geoscience and Technology Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SOPAC Division of SPC), developed the International Joint Policy Proposal, disseminated the proposal to relevant offices and made efforts to realize its implementation.
During this project, which is the second phase, we will continue hosting international seminars in collaboration with ANCORS, SOPAC Division of SPC and PIFS, so that we can compile policies that island countries and international society should promote to achieve sustainable development of islands and their surrounding ocean areas as the New International Joint Policy Proposal, discuss its embodiment and realize its implementation.
We sent this compiled New International Joint Policy Proposal to ANCORS, SOPAC Division of SPC, PIFS and other relevant bodies, and requested that it be deliberated at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.
|Dates||August 21 (Tue.) and 22 (Wed.), 2013|
|Venue||Nippon Foundation Building, 2F meeting room (Akasaka, Tokyo)|
|Host||Ocean Policy Research Foundation (Currently, Ocean Policy Research Institute)|
|10h30m-12h00m||Session 1: Reports from each Organization activities after Rio+20
Presentation: Mr. Hiroshi TERASHIMA (OPRF）
"Status report form OPRF"
Presentation: Prof. Martin TSAMENYI (ANCORS) "Status report form ANCORS"
Presentation: Dr. Willy John MORRELL (PIFS) "Status report form PIFS"
|14h00m-17h00m||Session 2: On Conservation and Management of Islands
Presentation: Dr David Leary (University of Technology, Sydney)
"A Renewable Energy Future for Pacific Island Countries and Territories"
|9h00m-11h00m||Session 3 Management of the Surrounding Ocean Areas
Presentation: Mr. Masanori MIYAHARA (Fisheries Agency)
"Towards Sustainable Development of Fisheries Resources in the South Pacific"
|11h00m-12h30m||Session 4: Response to Climate Change and Variability
Presentation: Prof. Moritaka HAYASHI (OPRF)
"Shifting of Baselines Due to Climate Change and Variability, and the Need for International Legal Measures to Mitigate Adverse Impacts against Islands"
Presentation: Prof. Toshio YAMAGATA (JAMSTEC)
"On Threats of the Evolving Climate in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) "
|14h00m-15h30m||Session 5: Summary, Target and Work plan for next step|
This OWG 8 was held from February 3, 2014 to February 7, 2014, at the UN Headquarters meeting room in New York under the themes of ocean, forest, biodiversity, promotion of social and gender equal opportunity, conflict resolution, and law and governance. Approximately 150 people from NGOs that have observer qualification (major group*1 and other organizations) in addition to working group members from around 30 countries (organizations) participated in the meeting.
The UN OWG accepts observer participation and opinion submission from the working group members, major groups and other approved organizations. We are given a special consultative status by the UN Economic and Social Council. We participated in the OWG meeting as a major group and submitted the policy proposal on ocean titled "For The Better Conservation and Management of Islands and Their Surrounding Ocean Areas" to the meeting as a contributing document in advance.