Agenda

25 MARCH 2020

Arrival and Registration: Wednesday 25 March 2020

All Day

Arrivals and registration

26 March 2020

Conference Day One: Thursday 26 March 2020

08:00 – 08:30

Registration and networking

08:30 – 09:00

PLENARY 1: HIGH-LEVEL OPENING – OPENING REMARKS AND WELCOME SPEECH

08:30 – 09:00

Introduction of the Co-Chairs

Co-Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:00 – 10:15

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS – INTRODUCTION TO DAY 1

09:00 – 10:15

High-level representatives will briefly introduce the state of the arts of different thematic issues and their relevance in the context of vulnerable developing countries. The aim of the keynote presentations is to provide the audience with a common understanding of the main issues that will be discussed, along with the key challenges and opportunities they present for the countries.

10:1510:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

THEMATIC SESSION 1: CONTRIBUTION OF KEY SECTORS TO SUSTAIN THE GROWTH OF THE OCEAN ECONOMY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilateral & Multilateral Side Meetings

Session Title

1.1   Aquaculture and Fisheries

1.2   Maritime Transport

1.3   Marine/Coastal Tourism

10:30 – 10:35

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

10:35 – 10:50

1. Contribution of marine resources to the economy and sustainable development

1. Contribution of marine transport to the economy and sustainable development

1. Contribution of marine/coastal tourism industry to the economy and sustainable development

10:50 – 11:05

2. Impacts of climate change on fisheries (regional example)

2. The low-carbon and sustainable maritime transportation Systems and climate change

2. Impacts of climate change on the tourism industry and risk-informed development of tourism sector

11:05-11:20

3. Sustainable aquaculture models and practices for improved food security, and resilience of coastal communities

3. Smart and resilient sea and coastal infrastructure, such as ports

3. Nature-based adaptation options in tourism (country experience)

11:20 – 11:50

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

11:50 – 12:00

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00

PLENARY 2: CLIMATE-RELATED SECURITY RISKS

13:30 – 15:00

The special plenary session will provide an overview of global and regional climate-related security risks and will provide an opportunity for Foreign Ministers to speak on relevant national, regional and global issues.

15:00 – 16:15

THEMATIC SESSION 2: INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT AND BUILDING RESILIENT COASTAL CITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Bilateral & Multilateral Side Meetings

Session Title

2.1  Ocean Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Zone Management

2.2  Building Resilient Coastal Cities

2.3  Low-carbon and Resilient Infrastructure

15:00 – 15:05

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

15:05 – 15:20

1. Ocean/marine spatial planning (global perspectives and experience)

1. Global overview on the development of smart, low-carbon/zero emission and climate-resilient coastal cities

1. Investments in low-carbon infrastructure – investment models; stakeholder roles (government, institutional investors, banks, & private sector)

15:20 – 15:35

2. Regional Planning and Integrated coastal/river basin management (regional/country experience)

2. Smart, low-carbon/zero emission and climate-resilient coastal city (country experience)

2. Planning inclusive infrastructure

15:35 – 15:50

3. Integrated river basin/coastal zone management: Coastal dykes and flood hazards

3. Private Sector engagement as a driver of resilience

3. Climate and disaster-resilient infrastructure

15:50 –16:10

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

16:10 – 16:15

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

16:1516:45

Coffee Break

16:45 – 18:00

THEMATIC SESSION 3: PROTECTING THE OCEAN AND COMBATING MARINE POLLUTION AND PLASTICS  

Bilateral & Multilateral Side Meetings

Session Title

3.1   Marine Protected Areas

3.2   Circular Economy and Waste Management

3.3   Marine Plastics (a key challenge of the 21st century)

16:45 – 16:50

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

16:50 – 17:05

 

1. Global status of marine protected areas: managing, protecting, conserving and restoring marine and coastal ecosystems

1. Circular economy and green, low-carbon and sustainable development (global trends and best practices)

1. Marine plastics: Gaps and opportunities in global environmental governance

17:05 – 17:20

 

2. Regional cooperation/multi-country initiatives on marine protected areas

2. Efficient use of resources and renewable energy, and using recycled materials in manufacturing and production, including Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), and sustainable consumption

2. The need for strengthened governance structures

17:20 – 17:35

 

3. Multi-stakeholder engagement and PPP/co-management of marine resources (Country example)

3. Addressing key sources of ocean pollution in Asia’

3. How can businesses contribute to sustainable solutions

17:35 – 17:55

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

17:55 – 18:00

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

18:00 – 20:00

RECEPTION

 
27 March 2020

Conference Day Two: Friday 27 March 2020

08:30 – 09:00

PLENARY 3: STOCKTAKING DAY 1 AND INTRODUCTION SESSION OF DAY 2

08:30 – 09:00

Co-Chair’s Introduction to Day 2

Summary of key points from Day 1

Cross-cutting issues/looking ahead to key themes on Day 2

09:00 – 10:15

THEMATIC SESSION 4: CLIMATE SECURITY, GENDER, AND RESILIENCE OF VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES

Bilateral & Multilateral Side Meetings

Session Title

4.1   Climate Security & Climate-Induced Migration

4.2   Building Resilience of Vulnerable Communities

4.3   Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Climate Change Adaption

09:00 – 09:05

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

09:05 – 09:20

 

1. Overview of climate and migration issues including international migration and internal displacement

1. Resilience and empowerment of vulnerable populations (global trends and perspectives)

1. Promoting gender equality in climate change adaptation (global overview)

09:20 – 09:35

 

2. Economic, social, psychological, gender and other intersectional impacts of environment/climate-induced migration (regional experience)

2. Integrated approach to building resilience of coastal vulnerable communities (country experience)

2. Women as actors of change in climate change adaptation

09:35 – 09:50

 

3. Building adaptive capacity of displaced communities (social nets, resilient housing, disaster funds, insurance, microfinance)

3. Building resilience of small holders and farmers to adapt to changing climate

3. Local initiative in empowering women and girls in climate change adaptation

09:50 – 10:10

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

10:10 – 10:15

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

10:1510:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30

THEMATIC SESSION 5: FINANCE FOR CLIMATE AND OCEANS

Bilateral & Multilateral Side Meetings

Session Title

5.1   International and National Funds

5.2   Private Sector Finance

5.3   Innovative Finance Schemes

10:30 – 10:35

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

Introduction (Co-Chairs)

10:35 – 10:50

 

1. International finance landscape for climate and oceans: current state of play and options for reform

1. Roles and engagement of private sectors in achieving SDGs 13 & 14 (Incentives, challenges and barriers for private sector investments)

1. Innovative finance schemes such as blue and green bonds, carbon markets, environmental taxes and fees, carbon-offset, and payments for ecosystem services (global trend and perspectives)

10:50 – 11:05

 

2. Innovative national finance/funds for sustainable development, climate and oceans

2. Risk transfer schemes, including index-based weather insurance

2. Blue and Green Bonds (Country Example)

 

11:05 – 11:25

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

Q&A; Discussion (moderated by the Co-Chairs)

11:25 – 11:30

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

Session Conclusions (Co-Chairs)

11:30 – 12:30

PLENARY 4: WRAP-UP FINAL DISCUSSION AND CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE

11:30 – 12:30

Presentation of key Conference discussions

Looking ahead to the UN Ocean Conference in June 2020

Chair’s Statement and Closing Remarks

12:3014:00

Lunch Break

14:30 –18:00

OPTIONAL FIELD VISITS

Participants will have the opportunity to see best practices and practical examples of relevant issues.