Government of Indonesia Hosts CTI-CFF Side Event at Rio+20

11 June 2012
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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

MC, Mr John Tanzer, Director WWF Global Marine Programme


Opening and welcomeby the Republic of Indonesia

Dr Suseno Sukoyono, Executive Chair of National Coordination Committee, Indonesia


Coral Triangle Film


Minister’s Statementon behalf of theRepublic of Indonesia –

H.E. Sharif C. Sutardjo, Minister for Marine Affairs and Fisheries


Solomon Islands -Hon Gordon Darcy Lilo, Prime Minister  


Malaysia –Dato Sri Douglas UggahEmbas, Minister for Natural Resources and Environment


Papua New Guinea – Ms Kay Kumaras Kalim, Undersecretary, Department of Environment & Conservation 


Philippines – Mr Demetrios Ignacio, Undersecretary, Department of Environment & Natural Resources


Timor-Leste–M rChristiano a Costa, Vice Minister of Ministry of Economy & Development


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


Panel Discussion on Blue Economy:

Yolanda Kakabadse, International President, WWF(Chair)

Dr Bindu Lohani, Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank

Paul Grimes,Secretary, Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations, and Communities, Australia 

Ms. Kitt Batten, USAID Global Climate Change Coordinator

Nicole Glineur, Senior Biodiversity Specialist, Global Environment Facility

Jonas Rupp, Director, Marine Policy, High Seas Issues, Conservation International

Lynne Hale, Director of Global Marine Initiative, The Nature Conservancy


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


For more information about this event, contact
Jackie Thomas