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#OceanAction15031
Support action, innovation and learning to address source-to-sea priorities
by Action Platform on Source-to-Sea Management (Partnership)
Despite growing awareness and political commitment for the protection of marine environments from upstream pressures, fragmented management and engagement of many key stakeholders in connected land, water and coastal systems continue to pose challenges.

The Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management (S2S Platform) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that works to support coordinated and innovative approaches to governance and management from source to sea. It helps freshwater, coastal and marine experts to share experiences and contribute to global knowledge generation on source-to-sea interconnections, connect and engage in collaborative projects, promote successful practices, and take collaborative action to improve the management of land, water, coastal and marine linkages.

By doing so, it aims to enhance the efforts of the international community to fulfill inter alia its commitments to the Manila Declaration on Furthering the Implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (UNEP-GPA, 2012) and contribute to the implementation of SDGs 6 and 14.
Updates to voluntary commitment
14.1
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
NUTRIENTS
  • Other (please specify): Governance and stakeholder engagement
PLASTICS
  • Other (please specify): Governance and stakeholder engagement
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Other (please specify): Governance and stakeholder engagement
14.2
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Strengthen source-to-sea approaches to reduce negative land-based impacts
2017 and ongoing
Guidance that draws upon national/regional experiences to be produced, shared, uptake promoted and technical support provided to and by members of the Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management to support effective governance interventions to address source-to-sea linkages at national to regional level; financing to support source-to-sea action; and coordinated implementation of SDGs 6 and 14.
2018
Recognition of coastal/marine priorities and ways to address them as part of upstream resource management in outcomes from major global freshwater and other policy fora (e.g. World Water Week and World Water Forum)
In-kind contribution
Staff time and travel by Action Platform members to support knowledge exchange and technical guidance
Staff / Technical expertise
The Secretariat of the Action Platform on Source-to-Sea Management housed at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and technical expertise of members of the Platform
Updates
#OceanAction15031
Basic information
Time-frame: August 2014 - August 2020
Partners
Alliance for Global Water Adaptation Benguela Current Commission Black Sea Commission Delta Alliance International Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), FAO on the S2S Platform Global Environment Facility (GEF) Global Water Partnership (GWP) International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) International Water Resources Association (IWRA) Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) Race for the Baltic, Zennström Philantropies Ramsar Convention Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), SEI on the S2S Platform United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) United Nations Environment Programme – Global Programme of Action for the Protection for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (UNEP-GPA) UNEP-DHI Partnership – Centre on Water and Environment Water-Culture Institute Wetlands International Xiamen University
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Members of the Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management, research partners and practitioners engaged in local to regional land, water, coastal and/or marine management
Contact information
Birgitta Liss Lymer, Coordinator, Secretariat of the Action Platform on Source-to-Sea Management, birgitta.liss.lymer@siwi.org,
Stockholm, Sweden
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