Report of International Conference on Sustainable Mangrove Ecosystems: managing a vital resource for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement
This conference report is an output of the International Conference on Sustainable Mangrove Ecosystems, which was convened in April 2017 in Bali, Indonesia, to promote the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of mangrove forest resources in the tropics (www.itto.int/mangrove2017). An important objective was to identify ways in which mangrove restoration and sustainable management could contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 13, 14 and 15 and the Paris Agreement on climate change. At its conclusion, the conference adopted the Bali Call to Action for Sustainable Mangrove Ecosystems, in which participants urge policymakers, land-use planners, mangrove practitioners and scientists, international organizations, the private sector, donors and coastal communities to redouble their work to ensure the conservation, restoration, protection and sustainable management and use of the world’s remaining mangrove forest ecosystems.
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