Pacific experts seek solutions to ocean governance and finance
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 17 November 2019
“Leading experts in ocean governance and finance have met in Fiji to try and identify ways to maximise their resources in a sustainable manner.
“The Pacific Ocean Finance Conference aimed to help Pacific island states plan, manage and finance their oceans.
“Fleming Umiich Sengebau is Palau's minister for natural resources, environment and tourism.
“Mr Sengebau, addressed the conference in Sigatoka, and said the Pacific must look closely at every financial option available to help them better manage their resources.
"At the end of the day, it's about helping our communities. And for many of these issues that we're dealing with, going into communities - where are we going to get funding for this?"
“He called for further exploration of practical solutions.
“Other representatives recognised there was a need for more understanding of different financing mechanisms involved in ocean health governance initiatives.”
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