4-8 September 2017 – La Serena, Chile

IMPAC4 web site

IISD daily Conference web highlights : 5/96/9 7/9 – 8/4

IMPAC4 will be one of the last milestones in the road of conferences on marine conservation before reaching the 2020 deadline for the Aichi Targets. It will be a major opportunity to evaluate and review our practices in MPAs towards fulfilling Target 11, and for combining MPA management with advances on UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources – that will be analyzed in June 2017. It is also a great opportunity to call attention to the important role of the oceans in the control of the planet´s climate, urging to protect this crucial ecosystem service.

We expect that the 2017 version of IMPAC will inspire new generations of MPAs leaders, achieve strong involvement of youth, integrate and connect relevant actors across the oceans for MPA development. We would like to boost innovative ideas and community-based initiatives, increase networking, foster regional and global collaborations, strengthen the science-policy interphase and integration at all scales. Following our motto, we want to put the people working and benefiting form MPAs at center stage.

In addition to the very important matters addressed in France in 2013, we foresee a deeper discussion in emerging issues such as the role and contribution of MPAs to ecosystem & social resilience, ocean recovery, and rebuilding of fisheries; conservation in polar & temperate seas; MPAs & climate change; MPAs & marine spatial planning; MPA challenges in the developing world, the protection of areas of the oceans beyond national jurisdictions, and many more.

MedPAN at IMPAC4

MedPAN will participate in the congress and will be involved in a number of events, including with the participation of other regional MPA networks (RAMPAO, CAMPAM, NAMPAN).

Here is an overview of MedPAN’s participation; MedPAN representatives will also attend other events as time allows.

Tuesday 5 September – MPAs & global change

  • 10h00-11h00 – Symposium, Salón Bahía 1 –
    MPA acting on climate change: toward a global MPA network and community to fight climate change impacts.
    MedPAN was invited to participate in this event
  • 11h30-13h00 – Workshop, Salón Bahía 2 –
    Strengthen the network and capacities of marine protected areas to manage Marine Megafauna
    Organiser: MedPAN – Co-organisers: RAMPAO, NAMPAN, CaMPAM, National Marine Park of Zakynthos (Greece), ACCOBAMS, AFB
  • 14h00-15h00 – Workshop, Salón Bahía 2 –
    Towards a transatlantic partnership of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
    MedPAN was invited to participate in this event
  • 15h00-16h00 – Knowledge café, Ovo Beach –
    Table 2: The benefits of fully protected areas: key arguments to convince
    Organiser: MedPAN – Co-organisers: Scandola Natural Reserve (France), City of Agde (France), Mediterranean Conservation Society (Turkey), Port-Cros National Park (France), National Marine Park of Zakynthos (Greece).
  • 15h00-16h00 – Knowledge cafe, Ovo Beach –
    Table 4: Building a learning network gathering Marine and Coastal Protected Areas managers from the regional seas of the EU
    MedPAN was invited to participate in this event
  • 16h30-18h30 – Workshop, Salón Bahía 2 –
    The automated detection of marine megafauna: remote monitoring in vast and isolated spaces
    MedPAN was invited to participate in this event

Wednesday 6 September – MPAs & coastal communities

  • 11h00-11h30 – Slot, Ocean Pavilion –
    A new funding mechanism: the Trust Fund for Mediterranean MPAs
    MedPAN was invited to participate in this event
  • 11h30-13h00 – Workshop, Terraza Spa –
    The power of working at regional scale and connecting people
    Organiser: MedPAN – Co-organisers: RAMPAO, NAMPAN, CaMPAM, WWF, IUCN, SPA/RAC
  • 14h00-15h00 – Knowledge Cafe, Ovo Beach –
    Table 1: The value of bottom-up approach from Regional MPA networks
    Co-organisers: MedPAN, RAMPAO, NAMPAN, CaMPAM
  • 14h00-15h00 – Knowledge Cafe, Ovo Beach –
    How to define fully Marine Protected Areas?
    MedPAN was invited to participate in this event
  • 15h30-16h00 – Slot, Ocean Pavilion –
    Trans-Atlantic, an ocean-scale MPA Network
    MedPAN was invited to participate in this event

Thursday 7 September – Effective/successful management of MPAs

  • 10h00-11h00 – Workshop, Salón Bahía 2 –
    Solutions for MPA financing – success stories and their potential for broader application
    MedPAN was invited to participate in this event
  • 12h-12h30 – Slot, Ocean Pavilion  –
    Calling for MPA networks
    Co-organisers: MedPAN, RAMPAO, NAMPAN, CaMPAM
  • 14h00-15h00 – Knowledge cafe, Ovo Beach –
    Table4: Developping sustainable financial mechanism and trust fund for marine protected areas management
    MedPAN was invited to participate in this event
  • 15h00-16h00 – Knowledge cafe, Ovo Beach –
    Table 2: Increasing the efficacy of MPA Capacity building programs by integrating reciprocal learning strategies
    MedPAN was invited to participate in this event
  • 16h30-18h30 – Workshop, Salón Bahía 3 –
    Sustainable financing strategies for Marine Protected Areas
    MedPAN was invited to participate in this event
  • 19h-21h – Special Evening Event, Hotel Terrace  –
    MPA Networks, their added value – IMPANA: Toward a Global Network of MPA
    Organiser: MedPAN – Co-organisers: AFB, IUCN, RAMPAO, CaMPAM, NAMPAN

Friday 8 September – MPAs & shared future visions

  • 10h-11h – Symposium, Salón Bahía 1 –
    Regional approach for enhancing national capacity to implement cross-sectoral Marine Spatial Planning and Marine Protected Areas
    MedPAN was invited to participate in this event
  • 10h-11h – Workshop, Terraza Spa –
    Twinning and partnerships, tools to enhance collaboration between MPA.
    MedPAN was invited to participate in this event
  • 11h-11h30 – Slot, Ocean Pavilion –
    MPA Networks and Climate Change
    MedPAN was invited to participate in this event

Saturday 9 September – High-level event

MedPAN was invited to participate in this event