Global Oceans Conference 2010

© B. Longworth, 2008

The three major conference themes, which are interlinked are: Ensuring Survival, Preserving Life, and Improving Governance.
The 5th Global Oceans Conference will specifically address the challenges and opportunities posed by the emerging international consensus on a new climate regime (as developed through the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Copenhagen, December 2009). Mitigation, adaptation, and financing issues will profoundly affect oceans, coasts, and small island States, which are at the frontline of climate changes. Thus, it is imperative that the importance of marine and freshwater ecosystems and resources and their vulnerability to climate change are emphasized and that integrated ecosystem-based principles and approaches be fully incorporated in the shared vision for long-term cooperative action and in the adaptation, mitigation, financing, and technology strategies and measures.

The conference will consider the progress made towards the 2010 goal of “a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss at global, regional, and national levels as a contribution to poverty alleviation and to the benefit of all life on Earth” and raising awareness of the importance of marine biodiversity during the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.

This conference is organized in association with the 50th Anniversary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and in celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010.

The Conferences will be held in Room I and will be preceded by Experts panels in different meeting rooms (see details on Official website).


Type of Event Category 4- International Congress
Start 03.05.2010 06:30 local time
End 07.05.2010 16:00 local time
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Focal point Barbière, Julian
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7 place de Fontenoy and 1 rue Miollis
Room Room I
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Global Oceans Conference 2010
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