Wednesday, 20 May 2009

The draft MOD is agreed

After a tough discussion, the draft Manado Ocean Declaration (MOD) is finally agreed by all parties in the World Ocean Conference yesterday and ready to be announced tomorrow. There are four articles which became the focus of the delegations namely the Sea Law Convention, technology transfer, funding and the plan to include the ocean dimension in the United Nations’ Framework for Climate Change Conventions (UNFCCC) after the Kyoto Protocol. MOD is binding in nature and comprised of statements on the importance of the ocean’s role in climate change.
Source: PA Asia - Public Affairs and CSR from Kompas,13 May, p.1

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