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    Updates on Coral Triangle Initiative

    (CTI) Implementation and FinancingMr. Jacob Meimban Jr.,

    Executive Director, Coastal and Marine Management Office


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    The Coral Triangle

    5.7 million km2 of marine area(19 times the size of the Philippines)

    6 Countries:



    Papua New Guinea


    Solomon Island

    Timor Leste

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    It contains:

    75% of the coral species in the world though it onlyaccounts 2% of the worlds Ocean

    50% of the worlds coral reefs that exhibit climatechange resilience

    40% of all coral reef fish species

    The largest extent of mangroves

    Spawning ground for the largest tuna populationin the world

    The richest marine area in the world

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    It contains:

    Estimated total annual value ofcoral reefs and mangroves in theCT at US $2.3 B The WorldResources Institute

    More than 120 million people livewithin the Coral Triangle

    about 2.2 million directly dependon its marine resources

    It also supports the multi-billiontuna industry and nature-based

    tourism industry

    The richest marine area in the world

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    Destructive fishing practices

    Unsustainable Coastal Development


    Climate Change


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    August 2007 Indonesian President proposed the CTI

    September 2007 21 Heads of State endorsed the CTI during

    the APEC Leaders Meeting December 2007 CT6 countries agreed to CTI Principles and

    Road Map

    May 2009 Formally launched the CTI and adopted the

    Regional Plan of Action

    The Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI)

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    A multi-lateral partnership among the CT6 countries that aims to:

    Safeguard the marine and coastal biological resources of theregion for future generations

    Protect the ecoregion from over fishing, destructive fishingpractices, unsustainable coastal development, pollution andimpacts of climate change which destroy the richness of theCoral Triangle.

    The Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI)

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    Priority seascapes designated andeffectively managed;

    Ecosystem approach to management offisheries and other marine resources fullyapplied;

    Marine protected areas established andeffectively managed;

    Climate change adaptation measuresachieved; and

    Status of threatened species improving.

    The Regional Plan of Action (RPOA)

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    During the 7 Senior Officials Meeting and on 25-27 October 2011 in Indonesia, theCT6 countries were able to report their contribution in achieving the goals of the


    Countries also reported their progress of implementing their NPOAs andrecommended this information be included in the first CTI-CFF Annual/ProgressReport which will cover a time period from May 2009 (the CTI Summit) throughthe end of the calendar year of 2011.

    There were also Increased collaboration and contributions towardsimplementation of CTI-CFF RPOA by the partners.

    Countries are also developing the State of the Coral Triangle Report (SCTR) toidentify the baselines of implementing the RPOA and the country NPOA

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    The SOM was also able to report cross-cutting activities conducted

    which included: Business Forum - brought together senior business leaders, international

    funding agencies, NGOs, media and CT6 delegates to build the case for andstimulate green investment in public-private partnerships

    Learning Network - recommended the exploration of and development offour Learning Networks: a) an Ecosystem Based Management LearningNetwork (in the context of the CTI-CFF RPOA integration of the five goals),b) Ecosystem Approach for Fisheries Management (EAFM), c) MarineProtected Areas practitioners, and d) the CTI-CFF National CoordinationCommittees (NCCs) and Technical Working Groups to share experiences inconducting and linking national and regional CTI programs.

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    Local Governance Alliance/Network - brought together 35 local municipalleaders who quickly adopted the concept of their expanded role in coastalresources management and adaptation to climate change in the WakatobiCommitment

    Information, Data and Knowledge Management System - programs havebegun compiling information to prepare and implement Coral Triangle

    regional actions, to prepare the State of the Coral Triangle Report, and forother knowledge management enhancement. There are web portals andweb sites from the national committees, among the partners and one ormore already under the purview of the Regional Secretariat.

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    Plans to conduct the first high-level financial round table in

    the CTI; Partnerships at Work in May 2012 in Manila. TheRound Table will be held in tandem with the annualmeeting of the Asian Development Bank.

    Reported the progress of the Regional Monitoring andEvaluation Working Group and agreed to conduct theregional MEWG meeting after national meetings of theMEWG.

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    During the 3rd Ministerial Meeting on 28 October 2011, the Ministers from the CT6countries adopted the Joint Ministerial Statement which:

    Adopted the Agreement on the Establishment on the Regional Secretariat ofthe Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs and the associated documentsnamely i) Rules of Procedure, ii) Staff Regulations and iii) FinancialRegulations;

    An initial size of 5 staff was recommended. (Executive Director, Finance andOperations Manager, Programmes Coordinator, InformationManagement/Communications Coordinator, Monitoring Evaluation Specialist);

    Sixty percent (60%) of the amount of the total contribution for the establishment ofthe Regional Secretariat will be contributed by each of the Parties in equal shares;and the remainder forty percent (40%) will be divided between the Parties basedupon the relative size of their gross domestic product (GDP);

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    A transition plan for the permanent secretariat was adopted;

    Agreed that if at least 4 countries were able to submit all of therequirements and instruments of acceptance or approval, the regionalsecretariat will be formalized.

    Approved the Road Map to a Permanent Regional Secretariat and the CTI-CFF

    Roadmap of Activities for 2012;

    Adopted the CTI-CFF Logo recommended by the SOM7;

    Malaysia as the Chair and Papua New Guinea as Vice Chair of the CTI Council of

    Ministers (November 2011-2013)

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    GEF CTI Program Framework GEF CTI Program approved in April 2008, with $63 million in pledge

    contribution from GEF-4

    Program implementation supported by 3 GEF agencies (ADB, UNDP, FAO)

    Program targets initial pilot testing, strategy-setting and capacitydevelopment - expected to be extended once the program proves effective.

    Framework allows responsiveness to CT6 needs, given that RPOA/NPOAswere at early stage in 2008.

    CTI Financing(presented on 21 Jan 2010 at ADB)

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    CTI Program Financing:Three Phases

    Tranche 1: Existing programs (pre Dec 2007) SSME, COREMAP, ICRMP,others.

    Tranche 2: CTI establishment and phase 1 implementation (2008-2012)

    GEF4 finance, initial CTI partner finance (US CTSP, ADB, UN agencies, NGOs,CT6, others)

    Tranche 3: Phase 2 implementation (post 2012) CT6, GEF5, CTI partners long-term sustainable finance needed!

    CTI Financing(presented on 21 Jan 2010 at ADB)

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    CTI Program Finance Estimates

    (Tranche 2)(presented on 21 Jan 2010 at ADB)

    CTI Partner / Organisation Type of finance Amount ($US


    1. CT6 countries (as at Manado May 2009) Cash & in-kind 14+

    2. GEF TA/Grant 63

    3. ADB TA 6

    Loan 130

    4. US Government TA/Grant +41

    5. Australia TA 1.5

    7. UNDP TA/Grant 3.8

    8. Others (bilateral, multilateral, private sector)

    [under GEF program]

    TA/Grant ~35

    9. NGOs (WWF, CI, TNC, others) TA/Grant ?

    Total $295+

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    ADB/GEF CTI Project Finance Coastal and Marine Resource Management in the CT SE Asia

    ($11.3M GEF; $3.5M ADB) Coastal and Marine Resource Management in the CT Pacific

    ($13.2M GEF / $1M ADB)

    Enhancing Regional Cooperation, Policy and Knowledge Management toSupport the CTI

    ($1.2m GEF, $500k ADB)

    Agusan Integrated River Basin Mgmt Project

    ($50M ADB Loan / $3.18 M GEF Grant)

    Integrated Natural Resource Mgmt. Project

    ($80M ADB Loan / $2.5 M GEF Grant)

    CTI Financing(presented on 21 Jan 2010 at ADB)

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    Current Source of Financing for CTI US Support to Coral Triangle Initiative Support Program

    Distributed to development partners (World Wildlife Fund for Nature,Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy) thru the Coral TriangleSupport Partnership for the implementation of the NPOA and support to theNational CTI Coordination Committee

    ADB Regional Technical Assistance

    Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Areas (ACCCoast)

    Strengthening the Philippine National CTI Coordination Committee

    Government Counterparts

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