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Cha-am Statement on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for the Sustainable Development Goals NEW

09/05/2016

The participants of the International Conference on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for the Sustainable Development Goals: Policy and Practice”, having met in Cha-am, Petchaburi Province of Thailand during 27 to 29 June 2016 in celebration of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Fifth Cycle Birthday Anniversary, and having recognized the moral imperative to address the new agenda for sustainable development through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and realizing the interlinkages and integrated nature of these goals, do hereby pledge to advocate for key interventions which were prominently raised during the Conference to further global, regional, national and local efforts in climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation and management of ecosystem services.  Towards this end, the participants do commit to the following actions and aspirations:

 

The participants will endeavor to inspire individuals and organizations to work towards attaining the SDGs by sharing examples of best practice, encouraging multi-stakeholder partnerships and co-management, promoting effective and wide leadership and public awareness of the values of climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services management, as well as the need for cooperation from all sectors.

This Cha-am Statement is adopted on the 28th of June 2016 at the closing session of the International Conference on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for the Sustainable Development Goals: Policy and Practice” held at the Sirindhorn International Environmental Park in Cha-am, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand.

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Comments on this Cha-am Statement are welcomed and can be directed to ccbes.siep@gmail.com

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