UN Ocean conference 2022
Where to find us at the UN Ocean Conference
Where and when to find us during the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal 27 June - 1 July
- 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
We have entered the Anthropocene, and perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the ocean. Not only are the impacts of climate change, overexploitation and ecosystem degradation growing in severity, but there is a simultaneous growth in aspirations for the ocean as an engine of just, equitable and sustainable development (a “blue economy”).
The speed, scale and scope of ocean uses is expanding at a rapid pace that has to date failed to align with these aspirations.
The UN Ocean Conference, UNOC, aims to mobilize action by pushing for much needed science-based innovative solutions.
The Stockholm Resilience Centre is involved in several events during the conference. Below is a summary of the most important ones. All timeslots are indicated in Lisbon time (WEST).
25-26 June at Carcavelos Beach, Avenida Marginal Sector Nascente 2:
UN Ocean Conference Youth and Innovation Forum
Centre researcher Robert Blasiak functions as a mentor at the UN Ocean Conference Youth and Innovation Forum, which aims to be a platform for ocean action and implementing youth-led solutions at scale to address SDG 14 targets.
On June 26, the forum concludes with an evening of food and drinks to celebrate the end of the Youth and Innovation Forum and the beginning of the UN Ocean Conference.
Read more about the UN Ocean Conference Youth and Innovation Forum here
28 June, 12:30-14:00 at VIP Executive Art’s Hotel:
Ocean 100 Dialogues: a science-business dialogue for ocean stewardship
Centre researcher Jean-Baptiste Jouffray will moderate a side event on the Ocean 100. The Ocean 100 is a science-business platform enabling business leaders in the ocean economy to deliver cross-industry action that accelerates ocean stewardship for the climate change, biodiversity loss and equity agendas.
Organised by Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, World Economic Forum Friends of Ocean Action, Stockholm Resilience Centre, World Ocean Council, UN Global Compact, and Orsted.
28 June, 16:00-17:00 at Auditorium III – PT Meeting Centre:
Making ocean protection the norm rather than the exception
This session will focus on leverage points for sustainability transformation, and ocean governance and management. The event follows a series of online workshops which took place throughout 2022 and which expanded on the outcomes of a report published earlier this year.
Centre researcher Gullermo Ortuño Crespo will speak at this side event.
Organised by Varda Group
29 June, 08:00-10:00 at El Tejo restaurant in El Oceanario of Lisboa:
Dialogues for marine conservation and artisanal small-scale fishers: A vision from artisanal small-scale fishers, seeking equity, social justice, sustainability and peace
SwedBio's Hanna Wetterstrand will facilitate dialogues to amplify the voices of artisanal small-scale fishers in territories of life that allows them to express their vision concerning marine conservation and responsible artisanal fishing.
Organised by SwedBio, ICSF, CoopeSolidar and ICCA Consortium.
Read more in the official side event programme
29 June, 09:00-10:30 at Lisbon Exhibition & Congress Centre, Room 5:
Ocean Sand: Risks & Transformative Opportunities for Sustainability & Equity
Centre researcher Jean-Baptiste Jouffray is one of the co-organisers and panelists in this side event on ocean sand. The event aims to put sand on the ocean sustainability agenda and identify promising scientific, technical and policy opportunities for sand stewardship.
Organised by UNEP-GRID/Geneva, Stockholm Resilience Centre, UNEP’s Finance Initiative and UN Global Compact.
You can also follow the event via Zoom.
Read more and register to attend in place or online here
29 June, 13:00-13:30 at SDG Media Zone:
Launch of SeaBOS Report
Details to come!
Organised by SeaBOS Secretariat.
30 June, 14:30-15:45 at Altice Arena, side event room 1:
Safety, equity and sustainability from source to sea — collaborative science-based and data-driven approaches
Science-based, data-fuelled collaborations are critical to restoring ocean health and ensuring a safe, just blue economy. Barriers, opportunities and innovative approaches will be shared and discussed. Centre researcher Frida Bengtsson will be one the speakers of this side-event.
Organised by Stockholm Resilience Centre, Lloyds Register Foundation and Stockholm International Water Institute.
Read more in the official side event programme
30 June, 17:00-18:00 at Maritime Museum:
The Need for an International Panel for Ocean Sustainability (IPOS)
This side event is made up of two panel discussions. The first panel will outline the gaps that the IPOS would fill in the UN Ocean knowledge landscape and the second will focus on how to conceive the co-production of knowledge in an inclusive way in the IPOS. Centre researcher Robert Blasiak is one of the panelists.
Organised by Ocean and Climate Platform and CNRS.
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