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Large Marne Ecosystem Definitive Volume Launch - 21 April 2021

5278 - Strengthening Global Governance of Large Marine Ecosystems and their Coasts through Enhanced Sharing and Application of LME/ICM/MPA Knowledge and Information Tools

27 Apr 2021

Global Large Marine Ecosystem

The aim of this event was to raise awareness about and dissemination information about the Large Marine Ecosystem Definitive Volume, known as the “eBook”. In support of mitigating stressors on large marine ecosystems, the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) via IW:LEARN, released a 649 page eBook and Portfolio of scientific applications on 21 April 2021. The LME eBook and Portfolio provides examples of science-based best practices for advancing towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal and Targets (SDG-14) for the oceans endorsed by the UN General Assembly in 2015 as well as the objectives expressed by the General Assembly in 2019, proclaiming 2021-2030 as the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.