Friends of the Marine Regions Forum – UNOC 2022 – Lunch Exchange

On Wednesday 29 June 2022 (13:00-14:30), the Marine Regions Forum team will host an lunch exchange (invite-only) during the UN Ocean conference in Lisbon for Friends of the Marine Regions Forum at the Tivoli Oriente Lisboa Hotel.

Together with our key partners and friends, we will:

  • Highlight key challenges and opportunities for transformative change in marine regions;
  • Share progress since the launch of the Marine Regions Forum at the UN Ocean Conference and the Our Ocean Conference in 2017, and the first Marine Regions Forum conference held in Berlin in 2019;
  • Showcase collective achievements for ocean governance and healthy marine regions; and provide an outlook on the second Marine Region Forum conference being organised in partnership with the Nairobi Convention to take place in 2023 in the Western Indian Ocean region.

We look forward to high level statements, including from Anders Grönvall, State Secretary for Climate and Environment, Sweden; Bettina Hoffmann, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, Germany; Alexandre Bartolomeu, Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Mozambique; and Raphaël Goulet, Head of Unit for Ocean Governance, Law of the Sea, Arctic Policy of Directorate General Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission, and informal exchanges among friends of the Marine Regions Forum.

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About the Marine Regions Forum

The Marine Regions Forum acts as an inclusive exchange platform for different stakeholders from the world’s marine regions. It is set up as an informal space at the science-policy-society interface. It aims to strengthen regional ocean governance through joint learning processes in support of regional action and international governance processes alike, and ultimately help to attain the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for the ocean, SDG 14.The project is being implemented by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), and TMG – Think Tank for Sustainability. The Marine Regions Forum is supported by the Government of Sweden, the European Commission, the Government of Germany and other international partners.