UN Ocean conference 2022
What's at stake at the UN Ocean Conference?
We asked some of our experts why all eyes are turned to the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon
- Stockholm Resilience Centre is engaged in several events during the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal
- Our portfolio of activities includes official side events, a report launch and a youth forum
- The official venue for the conference is Altice Arena, but many events are taking place throughout the city
The ocean event of the year is taking place in Lisbon 27 June - 1 July. But why is this event so important? And what role do oceans play for the transition to a sustainable future ?
We checked in with our experts to ask what's at stake at the UN Oceans conference:
"There have been many ocean promises. Now, we all need to be inspired by real action, tangible results, and honest conversations about the hard challenges."
"Saying that we care about the ocean's future is another way of saying that we care about our future and the future of our children."
"Going forward into a future with climate change and increasing human activity, we need to make sure ocean resources are not only sustainably managed, but also fairly distributed."
"We need to recognize sand as a strategic resource. It's used all over the world, but we have very limited transparency on where it's coming from."
"We urge leaders in the UN Ocean conference to recognize small-scale fishers as stewards of ocean biodiversity, and respect and promote their rights."
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