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High Level Glispa Events

International Meeting for the 10-year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action: High Level Event: Islands, Reefs & Communities: Committing to the Future

Title: International Meeting for the 10-year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action: High Level Event: Islands, Reefs & Communities: Committing to the Future
Date: January 10-14, 2005
Location: Port Louis, Mauritius
Host: Seychelles & United Kingdom

Title: International Meeting for the 10-year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action: High Level Event: Islands, Reefs & Communities: Committing to the Future
Date: January 10-14, 2005
Location: Port Louis, Mauritius
Host: Seychelles & United Kingdom
This highly successful side event at the Mauritius International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States saw the President of the Seychelles and the Vice-President of Palau calling for a Global Island Partnership. In essence, this formed the foundation for GLISPA. Significant commitments, both financial and political, were made by both country delegates and NGO representatives, including:
  • 3 country conservation commitments
  • US$20+ million pledged (in order on programme)
  • Presidents of Palau and the Seychelles call for a Global Island Partnership


Commitments (in order of programme)
  • Belize – comprehensive National Protected Areas Policy and System Plan by 2005
  • Bahamas – development of a network of fully protected Marine Reserves
  • Fiji – 30% inshore & offshore marine areas in MPA network by 2020
  • TNC – US$2 million for Early Action Grants for MPA networks in island states
  • RARE/TNC – US$3 million for social marketing campaigns (not only islands)
  • France – 9 million Euros for reef conservation (2005 – 2007) – IFRECOR & CRISP
  • Australia – AU$500,000 to support freshwater management on islands (critical ecosystem often not included in protected area systems)


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Statements were also made by:
  • Hon. John Briceño, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources of Belize
  • Len Good, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Environment Facility


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