The Coral Research & Development Accelerator Platform – CORDAP – was launched in 2020 by the G20 to fast-track research and development (R&D) solutions to save the world’s corals.

CORDAP will bring together the best minds worldwide, in a transdisciplinary approach, to accelerate international research and development to supply the technologies and innovations required to secure a future for corals and reefs. …

 

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Vision

To avoid the loss of corals and secure a future for these key marine habitats even in the face of continuing climate change, we must accelerate the delivery of the best science and technology and develop next-generation solutions.

Mission

CORDAP will bring together the best minds worldwide, in a transdisciplinary approach, to accelerate international research and development in an effort to conserve and to supply the technologies and innovations required to secure a future for tropical coral reefs and cold-water corals.

A G20 initiative

CORDAP was launched in 2020 by 17 G20 nations to accelerate global research and development of coral reef restoration and conservation to secure a future for corals and reefs in the face of climate change and other pressures.

CORDAP aims to increase support of and complement existing national, regional and international initiatives that are currently working on coral conservation, resilience, adaptation and restoration.

The proposal for a global research-based effort to address the closing window of opportunity for saving the world’s corals and reefs was made during the G20 meeting under the presidency of Saudi Arabia in 2020. The members agreed to establish a global coral research and development accelerator platform to scale up worldwide research and development for conservation and restoration efforts of tropical coral reefs and cold-water corals.

Goals

CORDAP aims to:

Accelerate global research and development and associated capacity to support efforts to reverse the projected losses of corals and reefs.

Enhance cooperation among the G20 members and with non-member countries on coral conservation, protection, and restoration, leading to achieving the relevant goals and targets under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Support the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), the UN Decade of Ocean Science (2021-2030), and the implementation of the United Nations Environment Assembly Resolution 4/13 on sustainable coral reef management.

Drive innovation, including technical solutions that overcome the insufficiencies of current approaches to tackling the emergency facing corals and reefs.

Vision

To avoid the loss of corals and secure a future for these key marine habitats even in the face of continuing climate change, we must accelerate the delivery of the best science and technology and develop next-generation solutions.

Mission

CORDAP will bring together the best minds worldwide, in a transdisciplinary approach, to accelerate international research and development in an effort to conserve and to supply the technologies and innovations required to secure a future for tropical coral reefs and cold-water corals.

A G20

initiative

CORDAP was launched in 2020 by 17 G20 nations to accelerate global research and development of coral and reef restoration and conservation to secure a future for corals in the face of climate change and other pressures.

CORDAP aims to increase support of and complement existing national, regional

and international initiatives that are currently working on coral conservation, resilience, adaptation and restoration.

The proposal for a global research-based effort to address the closing window of opportunity for saving the world’s corals and reefs was made during the G20 meeting under the presidency of Saudi Arabia in 2020. 

The members agreed to establish a global coral research and development accelerator platform to scale up worldwide research and development for conservation and restoration efforts of tropical coral reefs and cold-water corals.

Goals

CORDAP aims to:

Accelerate global research and development and associated capacity to support efforts to reverse the projected losses of corals.

Enhance cooperation among the G20 members and with non-member countries on coral reef conservation, protection, and restoration, leading to achieving the relevant goals and targets under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Support the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), the UN Decade of Ocean Science (2021-2030), and the implementation of the United Nations Environment Assembly Resolution 4/13 on sustainable coral reef management.

Drive innovation, including technical solutions that overcome the insufficiencies of current approaches to tackling the emergency facing coral reefs.

A new

approach

Unique in its time-sensitive mission, CORDAP will support, complement, and scale up existing and new initiatives working on coral reef conservation, resilience, adaptation, and restoration.

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