Morgan Bennett-Smith

G20 Indonesia 2022 Side Event No Coral Left Behind

On Sunday, August 28, CORDAP will co-host in Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia, the G20 side event No Coral Reef Left Behind in partnership with the Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR) and the Indonesia Coral Reef Garden (ICRG).

The workshop is part of the Ocean20 side event of the G20 Indonesia Presidency that aims to discuss sustainable coral reefs to strengthen Ocean Diplomacy at G20.

This workshop will bring together scientific experts, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss current activities and next steps, including the activities of The Coral Research & Development Accelerator Platform (CORDAP), the Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR) and the Indonesia Coral Reef Garden (ICRG) as well as the experiences of coral reef reliant communities and managers. The workshop will deliver concrete, actionable policy recommendations on coral conservation cooperation.

The G20 CORDAP initiative is the only international organization fully dedicated to funding global research and development for coral restoration and conservation. GFCR is the first UN fund dedicated to Sustainable Development Goal 14 and the only global blended finance instrument devoted to coral reefs. ICRG is a national initiative on coral reef restoration program launched in 2018, which synergizes research and innovation with socio-economic approaches for its sustainability.

Also, the workshop will serve to brief G20 Environment Deputy Ministers on CORDAP and GFCR activities, progress to date, plans, and partnership, raise awareness of coral community experiences in Indonesia and other G20 countries and highlight CORDAP’s upcoming campaign window and milestones.