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UN Ocean Conference Lisbon, Portugal

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UN Ocean Conference Lisbon, Portugal

PHOTO:Underwater Seascapes, Anders Nyberg

When: 27 June to 1 July 2022
Where: Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.
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Save our Ocean,
Protect our Future

The Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is seeking to address many of the deep-rooted problems of our societies laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic and which will require major structural transformations and common shared solutions that are anchored in the SDGs. To mobilize action, the Conference will seek to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.


MORE ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

 

Video message by Peter Thompson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, for the UN Ocean Conference 2022.

 

When we protect the ocean, the ocean protects us back. In the lead-up to the UN Ocean Conference, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Peter Thompson urge governments, industries and civil society to join forces and take action to reverse the decline in the ocean’s health.

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With every breath we take, we are connected to the ocean.

The ocean gives us oxygen, provides us with food and livelihoods.It stabilizes our climate, absorbing most of the heat trapped in the Earth’s system.Billions of humans, animals and plants rely on a healthy ocean. But the ocean is in trouble.Rising carbon emissions are making the ocean more acidic, weakening its ability to sustain life underwater and on land. Plastic waste is choking the ocean. More than half of the world’s marine species may stand on the brink of extinction by 2100, if we continue on the current track.

Solutions exist that can help us restore the health of the ocean. But it will require action from all parts of society, from world leaders to the person in the street.The UN Ocean Conference, which will take place from June 27 to July 1 this year in Lisbon, Portugal, provides a critical opportunity to mobilize partnerships and increase investment in science-driven approaches. I urge governments, industries and civil society to join forces and take action to reverse the decline in the ocean’s health.When we protect the ocean, the ocean protects us back. We must stop destroying the life support systems of this planet and restore humanity’s relationship the ocean to one of with respect and balance. I count on your support to make that so.

#saveourocean

SOURCE: The United Nations Ocean Conference

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