Introduction

Registration is extended untill April 30, 2016.

As the agenda of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has concluded in 2015, world leaders have also called for new ambitious agenda in order to improve human life and to protect the environment for the next generation. The agenda, known as the Sustainable Development Goals, is projected to overcome a number of issues that include programs for poverty and hunger alleviation, health care and education betterment, sustainable urban development, climate change countermeasure, and ocean and forest protection. After a year of inclusive and intensive consultation, an Open Working Group has been established for the purposes of this agenda. For the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN General Assembly has proposed 17 specific goals. UN General Secretary has also suggested 6 SDGs’ elements that cover respect, wealth, justice, cooperation, Earth, and mankind.

The fifteenth goal aims to protect, restore and improve sustainable utilization of land ecosystem, to operate sustainable forest management, to combat desertification, and to discontinue reserve land degradation and the disappearance of biodiversity. Referring to the goal, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Padjadjaran University in cooperation with Indonesia’s Biodiversity Society (Masyarakat Biodiversitas Indonesia) organizes the International Conference of Biodiversity 2016 (ICB 2016) Bandung with the theme “Indonesian Biodiversity for Supporting Sustainable Development Goals
ICB 2016 Bandung returns to be one of the favorite biodiversity meetings in Indonesia. This is the 3rd event of ICB in this year becomes the quarter international forum for the biodiversity community - academics, researchers, students, market and industry analysts, government officials, policy makers and industry representatives organized and hosted by Masyarakat Biodiversity Indonesia collaborate with Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science. This conference is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas, information and knowledge between scientists and industry personnels on important issues in biodiversity and how finding solutions and supporting to the industry. This conference will be a meeting forum and current information sharing between scientists and business actors in biodiversity coming from all over places in Asian Pacific and other countries.

Global food demand increases 70% up to 2050 due to an increasing of the population. Economic crisis causing high unemployed people and high food demand has positioned fisheries and aquaculture becoming an important industry sector as food supply and economic mover. For example fisheries and aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing food production sector by about 11 per cent annually. Fisheries and aquaculture in Indonesia is one of the most feasible means answering the expanding demand for fish, looking at the leveling off in the capture fisheries production and increasing demand for seafoods. Indonesia has a potential to be the greatest aquaculture producer in the world (67.7 millions MT per year) consisting of marine aquaculture sector (47 millions MT), brackishwater aquaculture sector (15 millions MT), and freshwater aquaculture sector (5.7 millions MT). However, this high potency is just utilized up to 11% and this will be a challenge to trigger for the Indonesia aquaculture stakeholders to be the greatest in the future. This high potency (population and fisheries resources) will result in attracting overseas aquaculture stakeholders to invest and to be the players in Indonesia.

A sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries, aquaculture and environment management is needed in Indonesia, including the development of infrastructure, investment, friendly environment, production and human resources. This conference would allow us to look at many threats and opportunities and consider how to best manage the sustainable development of the global industry, especially toward sustainable agriculture industry in Indonesia.


THEME:
Indonesian Biodiversity for Supporting Sustainable Development Goals


SUB-THEMES:
1. Genetic diversity
2. Diversity of species
3. Diversity of ecosystems
4. Ethnobiology
5. Life Science and Technology


TIME AND PLACE:

Place : Unpad Training Centre, Jl. Ir H. Djuanda (Dago) No. 4, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Date : 28th May 2016
Time : 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. WIB
 

Note: All manuscripts relating to the sub-themes can be submitted.