CTI-CFF and the Blue Economy: A side-event at Rio+20

Start Date: 
21 June 2012
End Date: 
21 June 2012

Location: Room P3B, Riocentro Convention Center, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Time and Date: June 21, 2012  7:00-8:30PM


The Government of Indonesia, in collaboration with development partners,  will host a high-level side event during the Leader’s Summit at Rio+20, to highlight Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security’s (CTI-CFF) achievements to date and lay out the vision and call to action for its future.  The event will be held on June 21 from 19:00-20:30 at Room P3-B in Rio Centro.

A panel discussion during the event will shed light on how the CTI-CFF, with its focus on people-centered biodiversity conservation, is an excellent example of how progress towards achieving a Blue Economy can be made.

It will also showcase the CTI-CFF Regional Plan of Action and the National Plans of Action for the six countries- Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste, as an effective platform for regional collaboration and national priority delivery of critical marine commitments made through various multilateral environmental agreements including the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

The side event provide public acknowledgement of the leadership and achievements of the Coral Triangle countries on a significant world stage and serve to renew political commitment and momentum for the Initiative, including attracting enhanced donor support as well as provide a model that other nations may wish to replicate in other regions.


Sustaining the Coral Triangle’s Marine Biodiversity and its People: “Building Sustainable Blue Economies”

Side Event at Rio+20
19.00-20.30, Thursday 21 June 2012, Pavilion P3-B, Rio Centro Convention Center

Opening and welcome by the Republic of Indonesia
Dr Suseno Sukoyono,Executive Chair of NCC Indonesia

“The Coral Triangle”Film

Minister’s Statementon behalf of theRepublic of Indonesia
H.E. Sharif C. Sutardjo, Minister for Marine Affairs and Fisheries

Statement by Solomon Islands
Hon Gordon Darcy Lilo
, Prime Minister

Beyond Rio+20 Future priorities and commitments

The Coral Triangle Initiative Government Delegates
Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Timor-Leste

Joint Statement of the CTI-CFF partners by WWF International President Yolanda Kakabadse

Panel Discussion on Blue Economy

Yolanda Kakabadse
, International President, WWF
Hon. Mr Tony Burke, MP, Australian Minister for Environment and Sustainability
Russ Mittermeier,  President, Conservation International
Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, USAID
Dr. Bindu Lohani, Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank
Lynne Hale, Director of Global Marine Initiative,The Nature Conservancy

Concluding Remarks
Dr. Sudirman Saad, Chairman of the Interim Regional Secretariat

Cocktail Reception


For more information about this event, contact
Darmawan darmawan@indo.net.id
Jackie Thomas jthomas@wwfpacific.org.fj

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