The Marine Regions Forum 2019 was held under the overarching theme “Achieving a healthy ocean – Regional ocean governance beyond 2020”.
Based on in-depth analysis of needs and opportunities in international ocean policy processes and in dialogue with outstanding ocean governance experts and stakeholders in our Advisory Board and Steering Group, the following three conference themes have been selected to structure the discussions at the Marine Regions Forum 2019:
- Theme 1 | Achieving SDG 14
- Theme 2 | Underpinning global processes
- Theme 3 | Knowledge for ocean action
Each theme was discussed during multiple workshop-style sessions as well as in the plenaries.