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The Maritime and Fisheries Affairs Ministry said that Indonesia has gained a global appreciation for its commitment to strengthen the maritime and fisheries sectors to achieve climate change agenda.

"Indonesia is committed to apply an ecosystem-based approach in managing coastal, maritime and land resources, improve natural resources management, and protect terrestrial, coastal and sea ecosystems," an advisor to the Minister of Maritime and Fisheries Affairs and Special Envoy on Climate Change, Achmad Purnomo, said in a press release received by Antara here on Tuesday.

The extraordinary appreciation was delivered at an event in Marrakesh, Morocco, on November 11, 2016, under a theme of 'Building Resilience to Climate Change Adaptation for the Developing Archipelago and Small Islands States' as part of the UN Convention.

The event was organized by Global Ocean Forum and World Ocean Network, which is a forum for sharing knowledge and experiences among decision makers and practitioners to strengthen the capacity of states to deal with climate change, especially in maritime and fisheries sectors.

Achmad explained that the oceans have important roles in controlling climate change and managing its global impacts.

The Paris Agreement in December 2015 states the importance of oceans and gives comprehensive basic understanding in climate changes impacts and resolutions, as well as builds a resilience for people living in developing archipelagic and small islands states.

Achmad called for unity among the international community to face the future impacts.

Earlier, Maritime and Fisheries Affairs Minister Susi Pudjiastuti called on various sides to take actions for sustainable environment conservation, particularly in marine and fisheries sectors.

"We have to take a step for the environment," the minister said recently.

She added that the ministry had initiated public policies that emphasize environment preservation and conservation.(*)
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