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Cablegate: G8 - Yudhoyono to Solicit Usg Support for World Oceans

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SUBJECT: G8 - YUDHOYONO TO SOLICIT USG SUPPORT FOR WORLD OCEANS
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1. (SBU) President Yudhoyono will convey an aide memoire on the 2009
World Ocean Conference (WOC) to President Bush and other world
leaders during next week's G8 Summit in Japan, as part of an effort
to solicit international support and high-level participation at the
May 2009 event. The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (DKP)
has prepared the aide memoire on the WOC, which Indonesia is hosting
in Manado, North Sulawesi, from May 11-15, 2009. The Government of
Indonesia would like the WOC to serve as the backdrop for a Summit
Meeting of Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) country leaders, who will
officially adopt the CTI Action Plan and "kick off" its
implementation.

2. (SBU) The centerpiece of the WOC is intended to be a "Manado
Ocean Declaration" - an agreement stressing the role of the oceans
in regulating climate change and the importance of safeguarding the
function of oceans as an effort to mitigate and adapt to climate
change. DKP sources indicate that they are open to advice and
suggestions in formulating a substantive declaration, to develop
agreement on needed action to address ocean impacts of climate
change (next steps beyond emissions controls). The declaration is
also intended to attract the high-level participation that the GOI
wants at the WOC and CTI Summit. The text about the declaration and
its rough outline are reproduced verbatim below:

Manado Ocean Declaration
------------------------
The Manado Ocean Declaration (MOD) is a commitment between nations
to address the impacts of climate change on the way of life and
livelihoods in and on the sea, the coast and small islands.

The MOD will consist of 3 parts: preamble, body, and
recommendations.

Preamble:
The preamble will refer to amongst other things to the Convention on
the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS), especially in relationship to the
protection and conservation of the marine environment and the
obligation to cooperate, at both regional and global levels.

Body:
The body will make statements about the two-way relationship between
climate change and the oceans, including drafting a number of
solutions (adaptation and mitigation) for addressing the current
impacts and those which will or are predicted to occur in the
future.

Recommendations:
The recommendations section will contain ways in which the
declaration can be translated into action, in the form of
opportunities for the international cooperation which is needed such
as: research, exchange of data, capacity building, transfer of
knowledge and technology, substantial financial support, and so on.

3. (U) For a scanned electronic copy of the complete aide memoire,
contact Environment Officer Machut Shishak at shishakma@state.gov.

HUME

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