Side Events - Rio+20


Advancing Oceans and Coasts at Rio+20 and Beyond

© Joe Bunni
The ocean, our common heritage, is rich in resources which need to be preserved.

This event will bring together high-level representatives from governments, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, industry, and the science community. It will stress the importance of strong outcomes and actions for the ocean through the Rio+20 process.
This side event will provide an occasion to:
(1) Continue to push for a strong oceans outcome at the negotiations of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20),
(2) Showcase major funded initiatives to spur action on oceans, coasts, and Small Island Developing States in the post-Rio+20 world; and
(3) Consider the opportunities and challenges for implementation of the “oceans package” emanating from the Rio+20 Conference.

The lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe, the ocean is also a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere. Rio+20 is an opportunity to define new guidelines on priorities in coastal and ocean sciences for global sustainability.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 16.06.2012 09:00 local time
End 16.06.2012 17:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Barbière, Julian
Organizer Global Ocean Forum; State Oceanic Administration; People’s Republic of China; Global Environment
Contact Mr Barbière,
Country Brazil
City Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue Rio Conventions Pavilion
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 250
Official Website
Link 1 The Ocean at Rio+20
Link 2 UNESCO's contribution to Rio+20
Link 3
Link 4


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