Good News for the Oceans UNESCO’s New Effort
UNESCO World Heritage announced USD $9 million investment in climate adaptation at Our Ocean Conference in Indonesia.
Protecting our oceans’ future, is a matter of utmost urgency, discusses further once again at recent conference in Bali. During the conference, UNESCO highlighted five initial of the world’s most treasured coral reefs and their communities, which will be the focus of the four-year USD$9 million initiative to build climate resilience leadership. The program covers Rock Islands Southern Lagoon (Palau), Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems (France), Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (Belize), Ningaloo Coast and the Great Barrier Reef (Australia). For the first time, UNESCO World Heritage coral reef managers will partner with global climate resilience experts and local community stakeholders to build and embed comprehensive resilience strategies into their management of World Heritage sites.