Tulum +20 – Securing Wellbeing in the Mesoamerican Reef Through a Blue Economy at the COP 13 of Biodiversity in Cancun, Mexico.
2. About COP13 Biodiversity in Cancun, Mexico
On December 5 and 6, on occasion of the 13th Meeting of the Parties of the Biodiversity Convention in Cancún, Mexico, the MAR Leadership Program, the Healthy Reefs Initiative and the MAR Fund hosted two side events. Their objective was to review achievements in conservation and sustainable use of coastal and marine resources in the Mesoamerican Reef since the Declaration of Tulum in 1997. The strong partnerships between civil society, local and national governments, academia, international CSOs and regional mechanisms as drivers of change were emphasized. The current threats to the Mesoamerican Reef and how the Blue Economy can be adopted as a path towards well-being were highlighted.
You may read the full document here:Mesoamerican Reef 2017 - A vision for the Future (Full Document)
or Mesoamerican Reef 2017 - A vision for the Future (Summary)
3. Fact Sheet
For information on the Mesoamerican Reef region, the Healthy Reefs Initiative, the MAR Leadership Program and the MAR Fund, see here
5. In the news
El Universal México - http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/estados/2016/12/6/buscan-ratificar-defensa-del-sistema-arrecifal-mesoamericano