29/06/2022 - 2:30 - 3:45
Lisbon, Altice Arena, Side Event Room 1 - Registration is not required but we advise our guests to arrive promptly.
Background and objectives
Multi-stakeholder partnerships and regional ocean governance are cornerstones for the conservation and sustainable use of the ocean. Considering the intense and growing pressure on ocean ecosystems, accelerated ocean action is needed at all scales, from the global to local level. Regional cooperation is in a unique position to facilitate connection between global policy commitments to national and local implementation.
This side event will highlight successful examples of regional cooperation, such as collaborative MPAs, for protecting marine biodiversity, fighting pollution, and mitigating climate change thus contributing to the 30×30 target. It will provide a forum to share lessons-learned from different marine regions, showcase solutions and explore challenges and opportunities faced in implementing SDG 14. Conclusions from the side event will inform discussions on regional ocean action at the UN Ocean Conference.
|2. Opening remarks
Including possible announcement of new Voluntary Commitments
|3. Panel discussion: Multi-stakeholder partnerships and regional cooperation for accelerating SDG 14 implementation
Invited call-ins from HELCOM, OECD and others
|4. Discussion with the audience|
|5. Concluding remarks
- Government of Slovenija, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning
- Italy Ministry for Ecological Transition
- Government of Mauritius
- Ministry of Environment, Government of Sweden
- Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance (IASS, IDDRI, TMG)
- The Mediterranean Action Plan of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP/MAP)
- Nairobi Convention
All side events in connection with the 2022 UN Ocean Conference can be found here.