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Contribution to the CBD Special Voluntary Trust Fund to support work on EBSAs, Marine Spatial Planning and the Sustainable Ocean Initiative.
by Sweden (Government)
The Swedish Government is contributing to the CBD Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BE) for Additional Voluntary Contributions in Support of Approved Activities for the period 2017-2020. The work in CBD on costal and marine biodiversity is important for the success of Goal 14 and Agenda 2030. Sweden has therefor committed to make a financial support to the work of the CBD on Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas, marine spatial planning and the Sustainable Ocean Initiative, in particular regarding sectorial integration.

The contribution from Swedish Government to the CBD Trust Fund (BE) will in particular support the implementation of SDG 14 in regard of:
- Participation from developing states at the expert workshop to develop options for modifying EBSA description and strengthening scientific credibility and implementation of Voluntary guidelines and other related work in EBSA
- Increased Capacity Building in the implementation of Marine Spatial planning
- Support to Sustainable Ocean Initiative for Capacity Building and Partnerships in particular regarding sectorial integration
Progress reports
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
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Marine Spatial Planning
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
14.7
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.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
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
  • Strengthening ocean governance, for example through the development of a national ocean policy or regional ocean policy
June 2018
- Participation from developing states at the expert workshop to develop options for modifying EBSA description and strengthening scientific credibility and implementation of Voluntary guidelines and other related work in EBSA
June 2018
Increased Capacity Building in the implementation of Marine Spatial planning
June 2018
Support to Sustainable Ocean Initiative for Capacity Building and Partnerships
Other, please specify
4 Million SEK (approximately 400 000 USD)
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2017 - June 2018
Partners
The Secretariat of CBD
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Jorid Hammersland, Deputy Director, jorid.hammersland@gov.se, +4684054349
Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Stockholm, Sweden.
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