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New investments in the Indian Ocean coastal ecosystems

The Daily Dawn

The Future (mff) initiative to promote sustainable development in coastal ecosystem conservation for the expansion of mangroves stressed.
Bangladesh and the northern Indian Ocean region from ten other countries are considering an initiative to expand investment in coastal ecosystem. A regional forum Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam, representatives from the public and private sector beyond 2018, "for the future of mangroves (mff) extending the initiative.

The 13th Regional Steering Committee meeting held on October 25 and 26, spoke at a meeting in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Secretariat of Environment and Forests and the Ministry of mff in Thailand by the US since its launch in December 2006 to discuss the success of the initiative by the unprecedented devastation of the tsunami will be hosted by the President Clinton. Since then the program has been working for long-term recovery and response, and the livelihood of coastal communities in the Indian Ocean coastal ecosystems continued deterioration of the security threat, "officials said.

Sayeman Beach Resort Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain inaugurated the two-day meeting as the chief guest, while the Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain was present as a special guest. Engineer Mosharraf Hossain said, "We are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to keep alive in order to achieve through the development to go forward and for this we need global and regional coordination."

Mr. Anwar Hossain Manju said that his government is working particularly in the coastal regions of the impact of climate change and reduce losses from natural disasters. Along with government officials, and nature conservation IUCN, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, Danida Norad, CIDA representatives of the International Union of Thailand, Royal Norwegian Embassy, took part in the session.

Mff's conservation efforts and the Sundarbans and other coral reefs, estuaries, lagoons, sandy beaches, sea grasses and wetlands in the region for years to come participants also stressed the need to find ways to fund initiatives across the ecosystem to continue the process of sustainable development. Donor funding comes to an end in 2018 when the current operation against the risk of the initiative.

Mff's regional program coordinator, Dr Steen Christensen said that, next year, "the members of the program to increase the capacity of the private sector in their national programs will place emphasis on engagement strategy to integrate. The private sector, especially the tourism and fishing industry stakeholders is important. If you and other stakeholders involved in this process is to be an active partner in the sustainable management of coastal resources can only be achieved. "

The Green Climate Fund (GCF), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) highlights a fund within the framework of a program developed by the mff development and initiatives that build on a promising path for financing as well.

Mff in consultation with a number of countries are currently in the fund and to identify priorities for the program to support the proposal. "The new program will cover new areas, it and want to make sure that it is the policy of the mff, as learned from the governance structure builds, grant procedures, partnership-oriented focus and, most importantly, as the country's ownership is important.

These factors clearly mff have contributed to long-term success, "IUCN Asia regional director, Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji said.

 

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