Science for Solutions: Bringing Stakeholders Together to Improve Ocean Planning and Governance in ABNJ of the South-East Pacific – STRONG High Seas Dialogue Workshop 2

Representatives from Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru (CPPS member States) as well as Panama, global and regional organisations, regional scientific institutions, academia and NGOs took part in a three-day workshop from 13 – 15 March 2019 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Read more Science for Solutions: Bringing Stakeholders Together to Improve Ocean Planning and Governance in ABNJ of the South-East Pacific – STRONG High Seas Dialogue Workshop 2

STRONG High Seas Presented at Pacific Workshop on BBNJ – “High hopes for high seas”

From 30 January to 1 February 2019, the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner (OPOC), organised a regional workshop on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ). Held at the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat in Fiji, the three-day workshop brought together delegates from across the region to discuss key issues for the ongoing negotiations in New York.

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STRONG High Seas Presented at CBD COP14 Side event in Sharm el-Shiekh, Egypt

STRONG High Seas was presented during a poster session by Co-Lead Ben Boteler at the side event Marine Biodiversity – Creating and Exchanging Solutions for our Blue World: Reflections and Lessons Learned from International Climate Initiative Projects for Achieving the Aichi Targets and the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

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PROG team joined world leaders at the Paris Peace Forum

Heads of States and government from 65 countries gathered in Paris to mark the end of the First World War and attended the Paris Peace Forum after the Remembrance Day ceremony led by French President Emmanuel Macron. Selected to present challenges related to regional ocean governance, the PROG team joined the world leaders in the Peace Forum held in Paris, France from 11 to 13 November 2018.

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