The focus of the five-day conference is to discuss the oceans' role in the world's changing climate, and more than countries are participating. The ministers were expected to sign the declaration so that it could be placed on the agenda for the United Nations' meeting on climate change in December. However, the differences are becoming apparent as developed nations appear to be less than committed to developing nations because they fear they will be legally bound to finance programs in the developing countries. Some of the declaration's wording has been changed, and some has been completely ruled out. Mary Glakin, head of U. In a separate statement, U.
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Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below. Just click on the icons to get to the download page. Despite the governments of developing nations adopting the Manado Ocean Declaration MOD recognizing the impact climate change has on oceans, Indonesia - the host and initiator of the world's first ocean conference - is now facing an uphill battle getting the MOD onto the negotiation table for the Copenhagen climate conference later this year.
Simamora on the sidelines of the ocean talks in Manado, North Sulawesi, from May , Question: What's the next step after nations agree to adopt the Manado Ocean Declaration?
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This conference includes diplomats and heads of state from a number of countries. It took place in May in Manado , Indonesia. The conference was scheduled to be held from 11—14 May, included hundreds of officials and experts from over 74 countries. Sustainable use of marine living resources will enhance global food security and reduce poverty for present and future generations.
World Ocean Conference
Ministers divided on Manado Oceans Declaration