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Poster_NEAMPAN Webinar 2023

Our oceans are facing unprecedented threats. With increasing scientific evidence of adverse impacts of climate change, ocean acidification, marine pollution, habitat destruction and the alarming loss of coastal biodiversity, the world stands at a critical juncture where collective knowledge, efforts and partnerships to restore, protect and manage marine ecosystems are urgently needed.  

In response to this pressing need, the North-East Asian Marine Protected Areas Network (NEAMPAN) is well-positioned to present a webinar of “Accelerating Ocean-Based Actions for Sustainable Development” to advance the subregional cooperation for marine resources and coastal biodiversity conservation. 

Bringing NEAMPAN member countries and NEAMPAN sites of China, Japan, Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation, experts and stakeholders from NGOs and international organizations, this webinar aims to share the latest knowledge of ocean-based solutions to sustainable development. It will also explore how NEAMPAN would accelerate the ocean-based actions and strengthen partnerships among MPAs and beyond to achieve relevant Sustainable Development Goals. 

13 Sep 2023
Opening remarks
  • Ganbold Baasanjav, Head, ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office
Presentations and Discussions

Presentations (100 min):

  1. Mr. Joseph Appiott, Programme Management Officer, Marine, Coastal and Island Biodiversity, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
    Presentation: Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework: A Catalyst for Action on Area-Based Conservation
  2. Mr. Hongfei Zhuang, Assistant Professor, First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources of China
    Presentation: Conservation Status and GAP Analysis of Spotted Seal (Phoca largha) in China and North-East Asia
  3. Mr. Hiroki Sato, Assistant Director, Ministry of Environment of Japan
    Presentation: About MPA in Japan
  4. Mr. Jungho Nam, Senior Research Fellow, Marine Policy Research Department, Korea Maritime Institute, Republic of Korea
    Presentation: Putting Blue Carbons and ESG into MPAs Management in East Asia
  5. Mr. Anatolii Kachur, International Project Manager, Pacific Geographical Institute Far Eastern Branch Russian Academy of Sciences, and Ms. Tatiana Orlova, Deputy Director, A.V. Zhirmunsky National Scientific Center for Marine Biology, Far Eastern Branch Russian Academy of Sciences
    Presentation: Climate Changes and Their Impact on the Ecosystems of Marine Protected Areas in the South of the Russian Far East
  6. Mr. Raphael Glemet, Senior Programme Officer, and Ms. Maeve Nightingale, Senior Programme Officer, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Asia Regional Office
    Presentation: The 2023 IUCN Situation Analysis on Ecosystems of the Yellow Sea and Opportunities for Strengthening Marine and Coastal Protected Areas

Discussions (10 min)

  • Xiaohui Hou, Deputy Head, ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office

for more information, please contact

Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia +82-32-458-6600 [email protected]
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