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Ocean Dialogue India
by The Netherlands (Government)
The Netherlands Governement together with the Indian Think Tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF) has organized a Multi-stakeholder conference in Trivandrium regarding sustainable development in the Indian Pacific region. The regional network was linked to the network (mainly involved in security and economy) of the global Blue growth Network (co-chair the Netherlands). The Dialogue delivered an interesting discussion on the coherence between politics, security, economy, social aspects, and ecology and about the possibilities to make the Indian pacific more sustainable. In reaching the SDG 14, the Indian Pacific is key. The Dialogue showed the importance of sustainability, but also conflicting interest are at stake. This tension was brought to the floor.
Progress reports
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
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
14.3
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
14.4
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
14.5
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
14.6
By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation
Type of commitment
14.7
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
14.b
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
14.c
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
January 2018
dialogue
January 2018
networking
January 2018
follow-up activities
Financing (in USD)
75,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
through the Dutch Government
Basic information
Time-frame: April 2017 - April 2017
Partners
The Netherlands Government (Government) ORF (research foundation)
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
research centres NGO's
Contact information
Liz ter Kuile, Senior Advisor on Polar Affairs & Oceans, liz-ter.kuile@minbuza.nl, +31 70 348 4631
The Netherlands
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