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Scaling up Ocean Action Based on Science and Innovation for the Implementation of Goal 14: Stocktaking, Partnerships and Solutions

UN Ocean Conference 2022

The second UN Ocean Conference is an unmissable opportunity to mobilize support and accelerate action to secure ocean health and achieve a nature-climate-people-positive future. It provides a powerful platform to build political will and momentum for greater ocean action and investment by the public and private sector, and in support of WWF’s advocacy objectives at the global, regional and national levels. 

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Don't miss "I's On the Ocean: Integration, Implementation & Impact." 

Hosted by: WWF, the CBD Secretariat and the World Economic Forum’s Friends of Ocean Action
Thursday 30 June, 8:15-9:45. Knowledge Pavilion, Auditório José Mariano Gago.
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The meeting will be structured around ‘interactive dialogues’ to address key themes and issues.  

  • Addressing marine pollution.
  • Managing, protecting, conserving and restoring marine and coastal ecosystems.
  • Minimizing and addressing ocean acidification, deoxygenation and ocean warming.
  • Making fisheries sustainable and providing access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets.
  • Promoting and strengthening sustainable ocean-based economies, in particular for small island developing states and least developed countries.
  • Increasing scientific knowledge, and developing research capacity and transfer of marine technology.
  • Enhancing the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
  • Leveraging interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goal 14 and other SDGs toward the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Through events and the conference program, WWF will bring experience and expertise to help guide governments, business and society toward the ambitious actions and investments required to deliver the SDGs and SDG14 in particular. We will highlight our efforts to accelerate nature-based ocean-climate solutions, advance the sustainability of fisheries and coastal communities, build a sustainable blue economy, protect 30% of all land and waters, adopt a new governance for the high seas, agree a Paris-style agreement for biodiversity and a legally binding global treaty on plastic pollution, secure a global moratorium on deep seabed mining, and so much more. 

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13:00-14:15

Future of Food is Blue: Coalition Acts to Support Aquatic Foods and Thriving Fishing Communities

Launch of Blue Food Coalition, bringing together policymakers and funding agencies to galvanize commitments for blue foods, and to recognize the roles and rights of small-scale fisheries in providing food security, nutrition, coastal resilience, and securing their coastal stewardship of blue foods.

Altice, Room 1

16:45-18:00

Investing in the Portuguese Blue Carbon Sink

Present Gulbenkian Blue Carbon project, and kickstart a discussion about barriers and enablers to a voluntary blue carbon market in Portugal.

Portugal Pavilion

17:00-19:00

Blue Food Coalition vernisage and photographic exhibition launch "Citizens of the Sea"

Celebrating the importance of sustainable small-scale actors for our food systems, livelihoods, culture and the marine environment.

Terrace, 3rd floor - Centro Vasco de Gama shopping mall 

17:30-18:45

Launching of the Alliance of Countries for a Deep-Sea Mining Moratorium

An alliance of states calling for a global moratorium launched. The event is led by the government of Palau.

Altice Arena, Side Event Room 1

17:45-18:45

How can global partnerships help to conserve the ocean?

This event will bring examples at global level of some of the networks that have been collectively contributing to the SDG 14. Hosted by a Portuguese platform of 8 NGOs (PONG-Pesca) established in 2013, this 50 minute roundtable will have speakers from the corporate sector, scientific research and other civil society networks and platforms to share their successes, challenges, working areas and approaches to ocean conservation.

NGO base camp - Marina - Passeio Adamastor 10

8:00-10:00

Currents of Political Change: Reviewing Our Common Heritage and Responsibility in light of the Climate Crisis and Dangers of Deep Sea Mining

Organized by the government of Tuvalu and the Pacific Parliamentarians Against Deep Sea Mining.

Knowledge Pavilion

8:30-9:50

The Last Stand for Coral Reefs - approaches to impact at scale in the face of climate change (Invitation Only)

Coral Reef Rescue Initiative presents a model that facilitates public, private and philanthropic resource mobilization to support governments and coastal communities to achieve their long-term sustainable development vision for their reefscapes in the face of changing climate.

Reef Action Hub - PT Meeting Centre

13:00-15:00

The future and ocean WE (ALL) want

Highlight the contribution of different disciplines and knowledge systems to promote inclusive ocean governance solutions and the need for co-development of partnerships that involve researchers, funders, NGOs and coastal communities.

Alfama Room, Tivoli Oriente Hotel

11:30-13:00

The role of the partnerships toward a 360º sustainable tuna business

Businesses must play a proactive role in the transition to a sustainable economy; the challenges the industry is currently facing can only be overcome by cooperating with external experts outside the industry, creating shared value.

Meliá Lisboa Hotel

08:15-09:45

I’s on the Ocean: Integration, Implementation, Impact. Please register here

The event will highlight the importance of building stronger integration across global climate, biodiversity and sustainable development frameworks to advance ocean action. Panel discussions will highlight successes and gaps in implementation to advance and secure a nature-positive world by 2030, and emphasize the importance of measurable impact toward the delivery of SDG14.

Knowledge Pavilion - Auditório José Mariano Gago.

11:30-13:00

Managing and Conserving Deep Sea Ecosystems

An intergenerational panel where youth leaders from around the world will share their call for a moratorium on deep seabed mining with panelists from the youth and science communities.

Ocean Basecamp at Marina do Parque das

14:30-15:45

Increasing Transparency to Eradicate IUU Fishing and Deliver SDG 14

The interactive discussion will highlight the impacts of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing on fisheries, coastal communities, and economies around the world, and showcase tools and policies that can help to address IUU fishing.

Altice Arena, Side Event Room 2