The UN Ocean Conference 2022 will be held in Lisbon 27th June – 1st July 2022, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal.
Monday 27th July
A New Frontier in Marine Science and Innovation for Small Island Developing States
Featuring the launch of the Declaration for the enhancement of marine scientific knowledge, research capacity and transfer of marine technology to SIDS.
Harriet Harden-Davies, Angelique Poupponneau
Monday 27th, 13:00 – 14:15, Interactive Dialogue Room Altice Arena (Conference accreditation required)
Tuesday 28th July
Biodiversity for a Resilient Planet: A Deeper Look
The deep ocean contains over 90 percent of the living space for life on Earth, and its remarkable biodiversity is critical for human well-being. While it can seem remote and unchanging, this deep-sea biodiversity faces clear and increasing threats from climate change, mining, fishing, and pollution. To make sure deep-ocean life can keep supporting a livable planet, we need new partnerships and policy solutions that make good use of the latest ocean science. Those solutions will be the topic of this panel, titled “Biodiversity for a Resilient Planet: A Deeper Look.”
Angelique Poupponneau, Diva Amon and Kristina Gjerde
Tuesday 28th, 13:00 – 14:15, José Mariano Gago Auditorium of the Pavilhao do Conhecimento, (600 meters South of Altice Arena )
Ocean Governance & Marine Microbiome A Science To Policy Dialogue
For this side event, policy experts, governments representatives and scientists will explore some key issues bridging science and current policy processes, specially on the High Seas “BBNJ” negotiations and in the definitions of new targets and criteria for Area based management tools, including Marine protected areas, in the frame of the UNCDB post-2020 biodiversity agenda.
28th June, 13:00 – 15:00 – Auditorio III – PT Meeting Centre (Facing Altice Arena)
[ONLINE] Accessible Ocean Action: Ocean Communities Driving Citizen Science & Conservation in the Ocean Decade
How can we best engage active ocean users in citizen science, grassroots activism and local volunteering to influence and deliver environmental outcomes, conservation decisions, national policy and public awareness to protect and restore our seas in this most crucial Ocean Decade? More Information
Edinburgh Ocean Leaders organising partner. Speakers: Hugo Taghol=m and Meriwether Wilson
Tuesday 28th 16:00 – 17:30 (UTC + 1).
Wednesday 29th June
Ocean Literacy Dialogues
Thursday 30th June
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 [Official Conference Session]
Moderated by Sandy Tudhope
30th June 15:00 – 18:00, Tejo Hall, Altice Arena (Conference accreditation required)
The history of the ocean’s species and environment’s and their impact on humanity [Online and in-person]
More information available soon.
Friday 1st July
It’s all about people: building inclusive leadership and cross-sectoral collaboration for a thriving ocean
The sustainable future of our ocean depends on a new wave of thinking, learning from the past, recognising & promoting emerging leaders worldwide and collaborating like never before. The event will thus allow to explore best practices from around the world in order to help shift mindsets and amplify impact.
The focus of the side event is on underwater cultural heritage and the ocean’s past, on building a wider intersectoriality and on a new ocean leadership with a more comprehensive and insightful view.
Organised by Edinburgh Ocean Leaders in collaboration with UNESCO and Planéta Oceano. Speakers include Meriwether Wilson, Shirley Binder, Tommy Melo and Peter Manyara.
Friday 1st July, 13:00 – 14:15, Altice Arena, Conference Room 2 (Conference accreditation required)