New Partnership: The Global Ocean Accounts Partnership

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ICRI is pleased to announce it is joining the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership (GOAP), a global, multi-institutional partnership established to enable countries and other stakeholders to go Beyond GDP to measure and manage progress toward ocean sustainable development. GOAP is co-chaired by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan Republik Indonesia), Indonesia and Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, and brings together governments, international organisations, and research institutions to build a global community of practice for ocean accounting.

The GOAP Secretariat is hosted by the Sustainable Development Reform Hub at the University of New South Wales and partnership activities are funded by the World Bank Blue Economy Program, the United Kingdom Blue Planet FundAustralia’s Oceans Leadership Package, and the Australia-India Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative Partnership.

GOAPs Objectives

  • Build a global community of practice for ocean accounting to ensure the diverse values of the ocean are recognised in all decision-making about social and economic development.
  • Develop a globally recognised and standardised ocean accounting guidance by 2023.
  • Support at least 30 countries by 2030 to build complete sequences of national ocean accounts.
  • Facilitate the global uptake of ocean accounts in decision-making, development planning, policies, laws, and other ocean governance processes.

In addition, GOAP has supported six pilot projects that have mapped a total of 92,000 hectares of coral reef to date.

ICRI looks forward to working with GOAP moving forward, leveraging shared resources and expertise to advance global efforts to protect and sustainably manage coral reefs and marine ecosystems.

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