The Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management Bridging stakeholder priorities for land, water and oceans
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
German Mission to the UN


Reversing alarming trends such as sinking deltas, eutrophication or marine pollution depends upon action from a wide range of actors. It needs to involve sectors that are not traditionally engaged in activities to protect or restore coastal and marine environments. The event will discuss barriers and opportunities to instigate action among upstream actors to reduce land-based impacts on downstream environments and explore the contribution of the S2S Platform to assist in the implementation of SDG 14 in this regard. It will discuss the incentives that can bring upstream and downstream stakeholders together, the capacity of existing governance mechanisms to address source-to-sea linkages and how the Platform can best support ongoing processes, initiatives and investments.

Format & program: Moderated panel discussion, open discussion with participants

(5min) Opening and welcome: Torkil J. Clausen, Chair of the S2S Platform, SIWI

(10min, including Q&A) How can source-to-sea partnerships support implementation of SDG14? an introduction of the S2S Platform Birgitta Liss Lymer, Coordinator of the S2S Platform Secretariat, SIWI

(45 min) Interactive panel discussion moderated by Torkil J. Clausen, Chair of the S2S Platform, SIWI
Andrew Hudson, Head of the Water and Ocean Governance Programme, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Cees van de Guchte, Manager of Scenarios and Policy Analysis, Deltares and Delta Alliance
Johan Kuylenstierna, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Tania Rdiger-Vorwerk, Deputy Director General, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Directorate (tbc)
Jakob Granit, Director General, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Barbara Jackson, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Race for the Baltic
Minna Epps, Program Director, Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea region, Marine Stewardship Council
1-2 representatives of regional initiatives with experiences from addressing source-to-sea priorities (tbc)

(30 min) Open discussion / Q&A