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Ocean Forum discussions launch Monday!

08 Mar 2017
We'reĀ pleased to invite you to participate in theĀ Ocean Forum online discussions, starting on 6 March at the Ocean Action Hub.

We're  pleased to invite you to participate in the Ocean Forum online discussions, starting on 6 March at the Ocean Action Hub. The discussions aim to engage stakeholders in assessing the challenges and opportunities related to delivering on SDG14 implementation in the run-up to The Ocean Conference. If you're concerned about the Ocean's future – as an activist, scientist or government representative – visit the Forum to join the discussions!

Facilitated by expert moderators from the United Nations and civil society, each discussion focuses on one of the agreed Partnership Dialogue themes and implementation of relevant SDG targets. The results will be shared with the conference co-facilitators, Member States and others as inputs into the Partnership Dialogues, Call for Action and Voluntary Commitments processes.

Facilitated by Fredrik Haag (IMO) and Christopher Cox (UN Environment), the discussion will consider priority issues to address Marine Pollution, including challenges faced by communities globally, such as improving waste management in coastal urban areas and reducing freshwater pollution. Participants are warmly invited to share innovative partnerships focused on SDG14.1. Register to participate here. Contact >

The devastating effects of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems is expected to be accompanied by significant impacts on communities and sectors dependent on the ocean for their livelihoods. Experts Kirsten Isensee (UNESCO-IOC), David Osborne (IAEA) and Bronte Tilbrook (CSIRO) will lead a discussion on challenges and strategies to minimize and address ocean acidification and its impacts. Please register to participate here and share your initiatives to implement SDG14.3 in your region. Contact >

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