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 11:00 local time|
|End||16.06.2012 19:30 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, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|City||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Venue||Rio Conventions Pavilion|
|Permanent Delegation Contact|
|Language of Event||English|
|Estimated number of participants||250|
|Link 1||The Ocean at Rio+20|
|Link 2||UNESCO's contribution to Rio+20|