The Marine Regions Forum team together with partners organised two events during the 2022 UN Ocean Conference (UNOC) from 27 June – 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. The UNOC, co-hosted by Portugal and Kenya, had as theme “Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions” and aimed to mobilise action to implement sustainable development goal (SDG) 14.
The Marine Regions Forum launched a new Policy Brief during the United Nations Ocean Conference 2022 in Lisbon: Sustainable Blue Recovery: Fostering Resilience for Marine Regions.
The STRONG High Seas project (‘Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance for the High Seas’) concluded on 31 May 2022 after five successful years. Read more Five successful years – The STRONG High Seas team is completing their work
Human influence on the oceans, including areas of the high seas (or areas beyond national jurisdiction – ABNJs), continues to intensify as global shipping and new technologies increase our reach into the ocean’s last “frontiers”. This human domination implies the need to design strategies to protect and sustainably manage the marine biodiversity present both in areas under the jurisdiction of countries and in ABNJs, which are common spaces of humanity and therefore the responsibility of the international community.