Stakeholder Preparatory Events

 

Consultation Meetings

 

Consultation Meeting in Beijing, China


On 26 September 2006, All-China Environment Federation, in collaboration with Stakeholder Forum, hosted a dialogue meeting for stakeholders in China on the Global Programme Action (GPA) for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities. The meeting aimed to raise the awareness of stakeholders in China about the protection of the marine environment from land-based activities and the role of GPA, and provided space for stakeholders to discuss issues related to the pollution of the marine environment from land-based activities in China and proposed or ongoing solutions to these problems at the national level.
Meeting Summary


Developing Solutions to Protect the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities: Stakeholder Consultation
Tuesday 22 August, 2006
World Water Week in Stockholm 

 

On Tuesday 22 August, 2006 Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, in collaboration with the UNEP/GPA Coordination Office, held a stakeholder consultation on the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) at the World Water Week in Stockholm. The consultation was part of Stakeholder Forum’s ongoing work to engage stakeholders in the preparatory process for the GPA’s Second Intergovernmental Review, being held in Beijing, China on 16-20 October 2006. The consultation aimed to engage stakeholders from the freshwater community in preparing a stakeholder position for the IGR-2, by reviewing the draft Beijing Declaration on furthering the implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities. Participants were invited to discuss the roles of stakeholders and national governments in developing solutions to these problems. The outcomes of this side event will input into the upcoming GPA’s IGR-2.

Meeting Report

 

Developing Solutions to Protect the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities: Stakeholder Dialogue for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region

Monday 20 March, Mexico City

This event, organised by Stakeholder Forum, Misión Rescate Planeta Tierra, Mexico A.C, and the UNEP/GPA Coordination Office, brought together stakeholders working in the Latin America and Caribbean region to discuss issues threatening the marine environment in the region and to explore the roles of stakeholders and national governments in developing solutions to these problems. The event was open to anyone with an interest in the protection of the marine environment working in this region. This includes non-governmental organizations, women’s groups, representatives from national, regional, and local government, regional organizations, academic groups, and representatives from the private sector.

 

 

Multi-stakeholder Consultations on the GPA in Preparation for the Preparatory Meeting of the IGR-2, June 2006 

 

On June 14 and June 15 2006, Stakeholder Forum convened consultations in London and New York on the GPA with representatives from Major Groups and other stakeholders.  Non-governmental organisations, trade unions, women and youth were among the major groups represented.  The New York Consultation was held as representatives of the oceans community gathered at UN Headquarters for the 7th United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea.  

 

The meetings were convened to contribute to the development of a stakeholder input to the Preparatory Meeting of the GPA, being held in Paris on 27 and 28 June. 

 

Report of June 14 Meeting, London, UK
Report of June 15 Meeting, New York, USA

 

 

 

GPA Online Dialogue

 

On 19-30 June, Stakeholder Forum, in collaboration with the UNEP/GPA Coordination Office, hosted on online dialogue on the theme of Our Expanding Urban Coast: A Threat to the Marine Environment and Human Health. The online dialogue aimed to explore the links between the marine environment, coastal urbanization and Physical Alteration and Destruction of Habitat, Integrated Management Approaches, and Nutrients, with a view to developing recommendations on processes and policies to address these issues at the global, regional, and national level, the role of Global Programme of Action (GPA) in addressing these issues, and the potential role of various stakeholders.

 

 

Other Preparatory Events

 

Protecting the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities: Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Session

Date & Time: Tuesday 21 March, 13.00-14.00 hrs
Venue: Banamex Centre, Mexico City

This side-event, hosted at the World Water Forum in Mexico City, aimed to facilitate preparing multi-stakeholder input to the 2nd Intergovernmental Review (IGR-2) of the GPA and to raise awareness on key messages from UNEP/GPA that form part of the broader focus of IGR-2:

  • Message #1: The importance of linking freshwater to coasts/oceans management also in relation to the IWRM target 2005; and
  • Message #2 : The importance of environmental dimensions in addressing the Water and Sanitation targets 2015.

This dialogue session also facilitated stakeholder input on the possible role of the World Water Council / WWF4 inpreparing for GPA IGR-2; and key issues or activities stakeholders undertake to be profiled at GPA IGR-2. The side-event was organised by UNEP/GPA, Stakeholder Forum and the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands.

 

 

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