Entries by Carolina Quiroz

The International Waters Focal Area in GEF – 6

  [dropcap]R[/dropcap]esources for the GEF Trust Fund are replenished every four years when countries that wish to contribute to the GEF Trust Fund pledge resources through a process called the ‘GEF Replenishment. During the negotiating sessions replenishment participants discuss and come to agreement on a set of policy reforms to be undertaken and a level […]

World Oceans Day and UNCLOS

  [dropcap]T[/dropcap]o Celebrate World Oceans Day 2014 and the 20th Anniversary of the entry into force of UNCLOS, the UN will have a series of events like a photo contest and the Empire State Building lighting. All alumni are invited to participate to the UN contest  by submitting a photo by 30 May 2014 on […]

The Large Marine Ecosystems

The Large Marine Ecosystems [dropcap]L[/dropcap]arge Marine Ecosystems are regions of ocean space of 200,000 km2 or greater that include coastal areas, from river basins and estuaries, to outer margins of a continental shelf or the seaward extent of a predominant coastal current. The concept of LMEs provides a science-based approach for the management of particular […]

Interesting reading “Catalysing Ocean Finance”

The world’s oceans and coastal areas are an integral part of life on earth. They are under significant threat, whether that be from pollution, overexploita­tion, habitat loss, invasive species, or climate change. Catalysing Ocean Finance demonstrates that, far from being an intractable problem, sustainable ocean management could become a successful legacy of today’s generation of decision-makers. […]

Marine Invasive Species

Marine Invasive Species One of the biggest threat to the world´s oceans and to biodiversity globally are invasive marine species transported by different means but mainly by ship´s ballast waters. The risks of marine invasive species are often irreversible causing potential economic and ecological impacts. Despite that ship´s water ballast provides a hostile environment, some […]