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#OceanAction18823
Strengthening capacity on ocean acidification monitoring, ecosystem resilience, MPA networks in a changing climate, coral reef protection and marine spatial planning.
by Sweden (Government)
The Swedsh Government commit to financially support to IUCN to strengthen knowledge generation and taking measures within the ocean and climate context. The support contributes to capacity development, knowledge generation and methodological development, particularly in developing countries, contributing to the implementation of SDG 14, in particular 14.2, 14.3 and 14.5.

The Swedsh Government also commit to financially support to The Ocean Foundations "Ocean acidification program". The support contributes to training researchers in monitoring and measuring, and, if possible, contribute to create a monitoring function for ocean acidification to contribute data to the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network. The support contributes to capacity development, knowledge generation and methodological development, particularly in developing countries, contributing to the implementation of SDG 14, in particular 14.3.

The Swedsh Government financially supports the implementation of the Action Plan of the International Coral Reef Initiative, ICRI, together with France and Monaco. The support contributes to the plan of action 2016-2018 adopted in November 2016. It comprises five themes:

a) Raising awareness on the importance of coral reefs and related ecosystems to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.
b) Production of an analysis of global and regional policy instruments and governance mechanisms related to the protection and sustainable management of coral reefs, with recommendations for action
c) To help reducing human threats to coral reefs and associated mangroves and seagrasses,
d) To monitor the state of coral reefs
e) To raise awareness about the importance of coral reefs and related ecosystems.

This is tied to the #OceanAction16778.
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
14.3
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Adaptation to more acidic ocean conditions
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
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
  • Locally or community managed marine areas
December 2017
Study on the impacts of sunscreens and other endocrine disruptors on coral reefs
December 2018
-IUCN global analysis of ocean deoxygenation
December 2018
TOF training of researchers
December 2018
International Year of the Reef 2018
Financing (in USD)
1,718,000 USD
Other, please specify
Funding ICRI, 3 million SEK, around USD 340 000
Other, please specify
Funding to IUCN, 8 million SEK, around USD 919 000.
Other, please specify
Funding to The Ocean Foundation, 4 million SEK, around USD 459 000.
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2017 - December 2017
Partners
IUCN (IGO), The Ocean Foundation (NGO), International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Jorid Hammersland, Deputy Director, jorid.hammersland@gov.se, +4684054349
Ministry of Environment and Energy, Stockholm, Sweden
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