Reports from the Third Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands: Moving the Global Oceans Agenda Forward
Williams, Lindsey C.
Balgos, Miriam C.
Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands
This volume presents highlights of the Global Conference and summaries of discussions related to the attainment of major WSSD and MDG ocean goals, e.g.: achieving ecosystem-based and integrated coastal and ocean management; arresting declines in fisheries; advancing the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities; reducing poverty in Africa and in other developing areas; implementing the Mauritius Strategy for the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS); establishing networks of marine protected areas; and developing a global marine assessment. Also presented in this volume are highlights of conference discussions of the Tsunami tragedy.