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12 to 15 November 2019 | By invitation only

Organizers:

Co-hosted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), supported by the World Bank Blue Economy Program.

The ocean is the life source of our planet, and a critical foundation of social and economic development. All countries have committed to conserve and sustainably use the ocean by 2030, and a growing number have established ambitious strategies to develop their ocean economy.

These commitments and strategies have been made in an era of profound challenges and change. Many marine and coastal ecosystems show rapid ongoing declines which are expected to compromise—sometimes irreversibly—benefits and opportunities that the ocean provides to people. Ocean-based economies have entered a historic period of structural transition, where the importance of established sectors (e.g. capture fisheries, oil and gas) are declining relative to emerging sectors (e.g. aquaculture, offshore renewable energy, biotechnology). Ocean economy growth prospects beyond 2030 are limited, without transformative action to achieve sustainability.

The Global Ocean Accounts Partnership brought together governments, international institutions, research organisations and other stakeholders, who have committed to support the sustainable development of the ocean through better organisation, inter-connection and standardisation of ocean-related data and statistics. The first Global Dialogue on Ocean Accounting brought together 100+ technical experts and decision-makers from around the world, to share experiences and lessons learned about ocean accounting, and plan collaborative efforts to ensure that the values and benefits of the ocean are recognised and accounted for, in all relevant policies and decision-making about social and economic development.

The first Global Dialogue on Ocean Accounting brought together 100+ technical experts and decision-makers from around the world, to share experiences and lessons learned about ocean accounting, and plan collaborative efforts to ensure that the values and benefits of oceans are recognised and accounted for, in all relevant policies and decision-making about social and economic development. The Global Dialogue and associated side events were designed in particular to bring together stakeholders involved or interested in the following initiatives:

Venue

John Niland Scientia Building, University of New South Wales, Sydney, High Street, Kensington, New South Wales, 2052, Australia.

 
Document
Summary report
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ESCAP Stats Brief (Issue no. 22) - Ocean Accounts: the icing on the cake
Link
Agenda
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Background information, draft agenda, and logistical details
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List of Participants
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Day 1 (12 November 2019)

  Presenter(s)
Presentation

Plenary Session

Plenary and small-group working sessions, focusing on: (1) review and discussion of draft global technical guidance on ocean accounting, (2) presentation and discussion of ocean accounts pilot projects, (3) discussion and planning for improving connections between ocean data, assessments and ocean governance, (4) high-level policy dialogue on national accounting and the ocean economy.

  • Introduction to the high-level policy context for Ocean Accounts
Ben Milligan
PPT
  • Introduction to the GOAP Technical Guidance on Ocean Accounts
Michael Bordt
PPT
  • Introduction to Ocean Accounts Pilot Projects
Teerapong Praphotjanaporn
PPT

Room A: Building Ocean Accounts - presentation and feedback session for country pilot projects, including ocean science and assessment activities

  • China
Zhao Peng
PPT
  • Malaysia
Mary George, Azizan Abu Samah, Rizman Idid, Wee Cheah, Loh Kar Hoe, Illyani Ibrahim, Jillian Ooi, Sahadev Sharma
PPT
  • Samoa
Frances Reupina, Paul Meredith
PPT
  • Thailand
Kanjana Phumalee, Yuwanan Santitaweeroek
PPT
  • Viet Nam
Kim Thi Thuy Ngoc, Hoang Viet Anh, Ngo Nhu Ve, Dang Phuong Ha
PPT

Room B: Using Ocean Accounts - raising awareness and explaining the utility and use cases for Ocean Accounts

  • The need for ocean accounts in Africa
Ken Findlay
PPT
  • Needs case – Australia
Crystal Bradley
PPT

Day 2 (13 November 2019)

Plenary Session: Report back

High Level Policy Dialogue: Identification of intergovernmental collaboration options for Ocean Accounts, informed by recommendations emerging from the High-Level Panel on a Sustainable Ocean Economy

  • High Level Policy Dialogue: Ocean Natural Capital Accounts and the Blue Economy
Glenn Marie Lange
PPT
  • Summary of Day 1 Session Pilot1A Room A (Building Ocean Accounts)
Teerapong Praphotjanaporn
PPT
  • Summary of Day 1 Session Pilot 1B Room B (Using Ocean Accounts)
Rikke Munk Hansen
PPT

Morning Session

Room A: Building Ocean Accounts - presentation and feedback session for country pilot projects, including ocean science and assessment activities.

  • Pilot study report – Canada
Keldi Forbes, François Soulard, Jessica Andrews, Michael Bordt
PPT
  • Coastal Remote Sensing Supporting Ocean Accounting - China
Ping Zuo, Zhao Peng, Feixue Li, Hongyou Jiang
PPT
  • Blue Carbon: Oceanic Natural-based solutions not only for climate change-China
Zhao Peng, Shi Jianbin
PPT
  • Ecosystem accounting in Port Phillip Bay and Western Port
Reiss Mcleod
PPT
  • Measuring the Ocean Economy (The Philippine Experience)
Vivian Ilarina
PPT

Room B: Using Ocean Accounts - Identification of policy use cases for Ocean Accounts and key policy questions for Ocean Accounts.

  • Hazard Mapping Ocean Risk of Tsunami and Flood: Case of Southern Hokkaido
Michael Huang
PPT
  • Conservation makes good economic sense: “eco-civilization” & biodiversity in the oceans
Laurence McCook
PPT
  • Needs case – Bangladesh
Radm. Md. Khurshed Alam
PPT
  • Needs case – Sri Lanka
Pakeer Mohideen Amza
PPT

Afternoon Session

Room A: Building Ocean Accounts - presentation and feedback session for country pilot projects, including ocean science and assessment activities.

  • Using ocean accounts to plan for a Blue Economy at a sub national scale
Michelle Voyer,Shanaka Herath, Stephanie Perkiss
PPT
  • Gross Ecosystem Product
Jin Wenjia
PPT
  • Challenges in estimating ocean accounts: lessons from the Asia Pacific region (2004 2019)
Alistair McIlgorm
PPT

Room B: Using Ocean Accounts - identification of policy use cases for Ocean Accounts and key policy questions for Ocean Accounts.

  • Needs case – Palau
Yimnang Golbu
PPT
  • Needs case – Timor-Leste
Mario Cabral
PPT

Day 3 (14 November 2019)

Plenary (Key Discussion Points):

  • Summary of Day 2 Plenary Panel
Michael Bordt
PPT
  • Summary of Day 2, Session Pilot 2A, Room A (Building Ocean Accounts)
Michael Vardon
PPT
  • Summary of Day 2, Session 3A, Room A (Building Ocean Accounts)
Vivian Ilarina
PPT
  • Summary of Day 2, Session 2B and 3B, Room B (Using Ocean Accounts)
Sarah Taylor, Zak Baillie
PPT
  • Keynote presentation: connections between Ocean Accounts and ocean science
Ken Findlay
PPT

Morning Session

Room A: Building Ocean Accounts - review and refinement of zero draft Technical Guidance on Ocean Accounting, including presentations on specialist scientific and technical issues.

  • Discussion on Technical Guidance: Overview and issues
Michael Bordt
PPT
  • Global Ocean Data Inventory
Lyutong Cai
PPT
  • Overview of the SEEA EEA Revision process
Francois Soulard, Alessandra Alfieri
PPT
  • Feasibility Study for Mapping Global Ocean Ecosystem
Feixue Li
PPT
  • Ecosystems in a global context: The IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology
David Keith, Jose Rafael, Ferrer Paris, Emily Nicholson, Richard Kingsford, & 36 co-authors
PPT

Room B: Using Ocean Accounts -review and refinement of zero draft Technical Guidance on Ocean Accounting, including presentations on specialist policy and governance issues.

  • Using natural capital accounting for ocean policy and management
Michael Vardon, Peter Burnett, Rocky Harris and Sofia Ahlroth
PPT
  • Marine Pollution – Sri Lanka
Pakeer Mohideen Amza
PPT

Afternoon Session

Room A: Building Ocean Accounts - review and refinement of zero draft Technical Guidance on Ocean Accounting, including presentations on specialist scientific and technical issues.

  • 5 Components in Building an Ocean Economy Account
Charles S. Colgan
PPT
  • Ocean (Coastal/Marine) Accounts for Zanzibar
Glenn-Marie Lange

PPT

Room B: Using Ocean Accounts - review and refinement of zero draft Technical Guidance on Ocean Accounting, including presentations on specialist policy and governance issues.

  • Dashboards for Ocean Accounts
Ethan T. Addicott
PPT
  • Big Science – Big Opportunity
Sarah Taylor
PPT
  • Modelling and ocean accounts
Andy Steven
PPT

Day 4 (15 November 2019)

Plenary: Report back from Rooms A and B and plenary discussion

  • Pacific Ocean Account Portal
Gemma Van Halderen
PPT
  • Summary of Day 3 Session TG1A Room A (Building Ocean Accounts)
Glenn-Marie Lange
PPT
  • Summary of Day 3 Session TG2A Room A (Building Ocean Accounts)
François Soulard
PPT
  • Summary of Day 3 Session TG 1B & 2B Room B (Using Ocean Accounts)
Rikke Munk Hansen, Michelle Voyer
PPT
  • Suggestions for actions to make progress on the ocean accounts within the next year
François Soulard, Sanjesh Naidu, Rikke Munk Hansen
PPT

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