Island Pavilion

UN OCEAN
CONFERENCE

Lisbon, Portugal | 27 June to 1 July 2022

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2022 UN Ocean Conference

The Island Pavilion

The Island Innovation team will be on the ground at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference, providing live coverage and synopsis to connect islands around the world to what’s happening in Lisbon.

Our community is spread globally, and we want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to benefit from the discussions taking place on the future of the ocean, especially those living on islands and coastal areas. During the Conference, we are going to present our virtual “Island Pavilion” where we will share key insights related to remote, rural and island communities and provide resources for both those physically attending and those following online.

By registering to the Island Pavilion, you will receive daily updates, news and extra resources from the UN Ocean Conference, as well as access to the agenda and side events for those attending in person.

2022 UN Ocean Conference

About the conference

A healthy ocean is vital to the livelihoods of billions of people, especially those living on islands and in coastal areas. Two-thirds of our planet is covered by water, and it is a key component of sustainable development. The health of our ocean is facing increasingly severe threats such as human-caused climate change, leading to rapidly warming ocean waters, overfishing, and growing levels of pollution, including massive quantities of single-use plastic. Protecting the ocean has never been more important.

The forthcoming Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is strengthening its efforts to mobilize, create and drive solutions to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. As one of the first milestones of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ newly launched Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals, the Conference will propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.

2022 UN Ocean Conference

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Sustainable Development Goal 14:

Life Below Water

Adopted in 2015 as an integral aspect of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its set of 17 transformative goals, Goal 14 stresses the need to conserve and sustainably use the world’s oceans, seas and marine resources.

Advancement of Goal 14 is guided by specific targets that focus on an array of ocean issues, including reducing marine pollution, protecting marine and coastal ecosystems, minimizing acidification, ending illegal and overfishing, increasing investment in scientific knowledge and marine technology, and respecting international law that calls for the safe and sustainable use of the ocean and its resources.

2022 UN Ocean Conference

Agenda of side events

UN Ocean Conference Youth and Innovation Forum

Date: 24 – 26 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm | Location: Nova SBE, Carcavelos, Cascais

UN Ocean Conference Youth and Innovation Forum

Date: 24 – 26 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm | Location: Nova SBE, Carcavelos, Cascais

Localizing Action for the Ocean: Local and Regional Governments

Date: 25 June 2022 | Time: 10:00 – 17:00 | Location: Matosinhos, Portugal

Localizing Action for the Ocean: Local and Regional Governments Special Event-2022 United Nations Ocean Conference

Date: 25 Jun 2022 | Time: 10:00 am | Deadline to register: 17 June 2022 | Location: Rua do Godinho (main entrance next to the Senhor do Padrão monument), 4450-208 Matosinhos, Portugal

UN Ocean Conference Youth and Innovation Forum

Date: 24 – 26 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm | Location: Nova SBE, Carcavelos, Cascais

Science Symposium: Fisheries Management as Climate Action

Date: 26 June 2022 | Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm | Location: Heden, Doca Jardim do Tabaco, Terminal de Cruzeiros de Lisboa, Edificio NE First Floor

Rise Up – A Blue Call to Action Working Session

Date: 26 June 2022 | Time: 3:00 pm – 7:00pm | Location: Oceanário de Lisboa

Cocktails for Fisheries Management as Climate Action

Date: 26 June 2022 | Time: 5:00pm – 7:00 pm | Location: Heden, Doca Jardim do Tabaco, Terminal de Cruzeiros de Lisboa, Edificio NE First Floor

Oceano Azul Welcome Party

Date: 26 June 2022 | Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00pm | Location: Oceanário de Lisboa

Reef Action Hub

Date: 27 June – 1 July 2022 | Location: Lisbon, Portugal

One Sustainable Ocean

Date: 27 June – 1 July 2022 | Location: Portugal Pavillion

Early Morning Swim: Dive into Fisheries Management as Climate Action

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 08:00am | Location: Stuppendo Beach, Praia de Carcavelos, Cascais. Walking directions from Carcavelos railway station

Scaling up Ocean Action with Empowerment of SIDS Youth, Awareness Raising and Citizenship Engagement

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Aquaculture for sustainable aquatic food: The role of partnerships

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

O11 | One Ocean, Eleven Countries

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Interactive Dialogue Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Small in scale, big in value: Stocktaking, partnerships and solutions in support of small-scale fisheries [A IYAFA 2022 event]

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Leading by doing: latest large-scale actions and new announcements on ocean conservation to achieve 2030 goals

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Ocean-based climate solutions in action – from offshore renewable energy to a clean, resilient maritime sector

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm | Location: Interactive Dialogue Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Future of Food is Blue: Coalition Acts to Support Responsible Development of Aquatic Foods and Thriving Communities

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

From Science to Action: Blueing the Paris Agreement

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

A New Frontier in Marine Science and Innovation for Small Island Developing States

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Location: Interactive Dialogue Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

All hands on deck: Accelerating Solutions to End Plastic Pollution

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 1:30pm – 2:45pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

High-Level Symposium on Water – Bridging SDG 6 and SDG 14

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 2:00pm | Location: Blue Zone, Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal

Blue economy for the Pacific island countries – Leadership, capacity development and blue economy index

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Science towards a sustainable ocean by 2030: International accountability, best practices and success stories

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

High-Level Meeting of the Ocean Decade Alliance

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Addressing Marine Pollution

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Addressing water quality, models of good governance, and the climate crisis to enhance the resilience of coastal communities

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Scaling up action and building effective partnerships for SDG14: the essential roles of higher education and business

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Launch of the Alliance of Countries for a Deep-Sea Mining Moratorium

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Accelerating Action Tackling Tsunami Risk: Partnerships and Solutions for A Safe Ocean Resilient to Tsunamis

Date: 27 June 2022 | Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Reef Action Hub

Date: 27 June – 1 July 2022 | Location: Lisbon, Portugal

One Sustainable Ocean

Date: 27 June – 1 July 2022 | Location: Portugal Pavillion

Promoting and strengthening sustainable ocean-based economies, in particular for Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries.

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Joining the dots between sustainable maritime logistics and planetary boundaries

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Empowering Women: An Ocean of Opportunities in Science, Policy and Blue Economy

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Planning and Sustainability in Adaptation to Climate Change

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Financial Mechanisms and scientific knowledge for the transboundary marine conservation corridor of the Eastern Tropical Pacific and the key role of developing research capacities towards the designation and management of marine protected areas

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Addressing marine plastic pollution: How international cooperation and partnerships across science & technology can build capacities and lead to systems innovation

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Seabed mapping & marine data supporting multifunctional spatial planning

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

The Road to Sustainable Aquaculture

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

The Blue Amazon: protection and green opportunities

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Racing for Clean Seas: Sport as a game changer in promoting ocean health and accelerating the implementation of SDG 14

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Leveraging the SIDS Partnerships Framework in Innovative Approaches to Achieve Action for SDG14

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 1:15pm – 2:30pm | Location: Plenary Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Transparency, Technology, and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 1:15pm – 2:30pm | Location: Interactive Dialogue Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Progress, Practice and People: Experiences in Ocean Governance from the Regional Seas

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 1:15pm-2:45pm | Location: The event will be taking place just across the street from the main conference venue.

Global partnerships: Strengthening SDG 14 efforts in the shipping and fisheries sectors through a science-based, multi-tiered approach

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Accelerating ocean conservation and development of a regenerative Blue Economy in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Managing, protecting, conserving and restoring marine and coastal ecosystems.

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Sustainable Blue Economy Investment Forum (SBEIF)

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 3:00pm | Deadline to register: 22 June 2022 | Location: Estoril Congress Centre in Cascais, Portugal

Sustainable Ocean Economies that can drive a Blue Recovery and Sustainable Development – Launch of Fiji Blue Recovery Hub report

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Depolluting oceans through controlling trade in plastic wastes and combatting illegal traffic under the Basel Convention

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Ocean Action in Support of SDG 14 – The AIS SIDS Perspective

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Ocean Science and Its Policy Interface: from Knowledge to Sustainable Ocean Solutions

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Building Resilience in Mangrove and Seagrass Ecosystems and Coastal Communities

Date: 28 June 2022 | Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Reef Action Hub

Date: 27 June – 1 July 2022 | Location: Lisbon, Portugal

One Sustainable Ocean

Date: 27 June – 1 July 2022 | Location: Portugal Pavillion

Breakfast Briefing: Fisheries Management as Climate Action

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 08:30am – 09:30am | Location: Honest Greens, Alameda dos Oceanos 21101F, 1990-225 Lisbon

Minimizing and addressing ocean acidification, deoxygenation and ocean warming.

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Partnerships and Innovative Finance: solutions for strengthening sustainable ocean-based economies in small island developing States, least developed countries and landlocked developing countries

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Public-private partnerships to share knowledge and resources for impactful solutions to address marine pollution

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Partnerships for innovative financial instruments to support marine protected areas, coastal communities, and elimination of plastic pollution

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

MSC UN Ocean Conference side event by Marine Stewardship Council

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 10:00 am – 11:00am WEST | Location: Room: Pacifico 1+2. Hotel Melia Lisboa Oriente, Avenida Dom João II 1990-083 Lisboa, Portugal

Driving Positive Ocean Action: The Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainable Finance for 30by30 and Blue Economies

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45am | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Accelerating innovation, Science and Technology, and promoting the involvement of Women and youth in Africa’s Oceans and Seas in the context of the Ocean Decade

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45am | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Promoting Blue Partnership for a Shared Sustainable Future

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45am | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

SDG 14 and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: Carrying the Torch from Lisbon to Kunming (CBD COP 15) and Beyond

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Trade facilitation for a sustainable blue economy

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Tourism Ocean Action – Towards a circular and regenerative blue economy

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) Forum: Best Practices of Blue Innovative Financing in AIS Countries

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Location: FIL Venue, Room 3-PT Meeting Center, R. do Bojador, 1998-010

Launch of the 2022 FAO State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture Report – Towards Blue Transformation

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 1:15pm – 2:30pm | Location: Plenary Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Ensuring the stewardship of seabed mineral resources and the protection of the marine environment of the Area for the benefit of humankind

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 1:15pm – 2:30pm | Location: Interactive Dialogue Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Fostering multi-stakeholder partnerships and regional cooperation for SDG14

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Global launch of the Sustainable Seabed Knowledge Initiative (SSKI): Advancing scientific understanding of deep-sea ecosystems in the international seabed area for the benefit of all humanity

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Taking Action to Address Ocean Acidification and Implement SDG 14.3

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Making fisheries sustainable and providing access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Sailing Towards a Renewable Energy Future

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 3:00pm | Location: Online Event

Opportunities in Building Solutions for the Sustainable Ocean Economy in the Archipelagic and Island States

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm | Location: FIL Venue, Room 3-PT Meeting Center, R. do Bojador, 1998-010

Scaling up ocean action through inter-agency cooperation coordination: Case studies, challenges and opportunities

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

“Rise Up – From a Blue Call to Action to a Blue Plan of Action”

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Plastics and marine pollution: Innovations for SDG 14.1

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Islands of the Future: Blue Solutions and Highest Ambition on Climate Change

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 5:30pm – 8:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Our Changing Ocean: Navigating Observations and Building Research-Driven Solutions

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 5:30pm – 8:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Promoting and strengthening sustainable ocean based economies through regional cooperation on maritime decarbonization (focus: Africa)

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 5:30pm – 8:45pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

UN Ocean Conference Side Event: Seabed 2030 – Mapping for People and Planet

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm WEST | Location: Myriad Hotel, Rua Cais das Naus, 1990-173 Lisboa, Portugal

Blue Climate March

Date: 29 June 2022 | Time: 6:00 pm | Location: Parque das Nações

Launch of “Urban Rivers” Documentary: Interactions Among People, the Urban Environment, Rivers, and the Sea

Date: June 29th, 2022 | Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm | Location: Pavilhão do Conhecimento (Pavilion of Knowledge), Parque das Nações, Lisbon.

The Sustainable Ocean Initiative: Celebrating over 10 years of building capacity and catalyzing partnerships towards achieving global ocean goals

Date: 29 june 2022 | Time: 8:30pm – 11:00pm | Location: York House, Rua das Janelas Verdes, N.º 32, 1200-691, Lisboa – Portugal

Reef Action Hub

Date: 27 June – 1 July 2022 | Location: Lisbon, Portugal

One Sustainable Ocean

Date: 27 June – 1 July 2022 | Location: Portugal Pavillion

Increasing scientific knowledge and developing research capacity and transfer of marine technology

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Chile: a multi-sectoral innovation hub for effective ocean conservation

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

The Regional response for the protection of the marine environment and its marine living resources from plastic pollution – A concrete case from the Mediterranean

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Creating a Blue Society: Innovative solutions for sustainable ocean and coastal management action

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Seaweed: A Revolution to Achieve Goal 14 and More

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

From Ocean Knowledge to Action: Developing Capacity to Create a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Delivering global commitments in the Baltic Sea region

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Sustainable Ocean Development “Beyond GDP”

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Marine Plastic Debris: Global Commitments and Actions for a Clean Ocean

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Blue Carbon: Charting the Path for Governance and Partnerships

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Ocean Governance – From scientific information through political commitments to effective management and action

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 1:15pm – 2:30pm | Location: Plenary Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Enhancing Support for the Sustainable Blue Economy: Scaling Innovative, Transformative and Durable Investments in SIDS

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 1:15pm – 2:30pm | Location: Interactive Dialogue Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Safety, equity and sustainability from source to sea — collaborative science-based and data-driven approaches

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Increasing transparency to eradicate IUU fishing and deliver SDG 14

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Shaping Africa’s Sustainable Blue Economy

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Enhancing the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Expert seminar on “Bankable” Marine Protected Areas: Returns on Experiences of Impact Investment Blended Finance Facilities

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm BST | Location: Reef Action Hub, Sala 2, R. do Bojador 47, 1990-254 Lisbon. Located on the first floor of the PT Meeting Center. Across the street from the official UN Ocean Conference location (the Altice Arena)

Blue economy and decarbonization to meet the climate crisis: an international agenda

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Towards a Universal Declaration of Ocean Rights

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

The Commonwealth Blue Charter: an emerging success story for troubled waters

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Crime, corruption, and environment: a criminal justice approach for ocean action and achieving SDG 14

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Protecting the ocean: Action time for the High Ambition Coalition on BBNJ

Date: 30 June 2022 | Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Reef Action Hub

Date: 27 June – 1 July 2022 | Location: Lisbon, Portugal

One Sustainable Ocean

Date: 27 June – 1 July 2022 | Location: Portugal Pavillion

Weathering Political Uncertainty of Large-Scale Conservation Projects – A Leader’s Perspective to the Dialogue

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Transforming Ocean Economies: Building Sustainable and Resilient Ocean Tourism and Coastal Cities

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Effective Maritime Security for Ocean Governance – Resilient Oceans and Maritime Security: Innovation and Partnerships

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 11:15am | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Leveraging interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goal 14 and other Goals towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Protecting the Chagos Archipelago: Towards SDG-14, Sustainability and Self-Determination Through a New Marine Protected Area

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Quality Matters: Enhancing Governance, Effective Management and Resilience of Marine Protected Areas for Multiple Co-benefits

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Cultural and sustainable management of Islands blue economies and oceans ecosystems

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

African Member States, Governments and Civil Society Organizations to Prioritize 30% of African Ocean and Local Coastal Communities that Fully Respects and Integrates Indigenous Rights and Indigenous Leadership

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Policy Pathways for a Sustainable Future for Small Scale Fisheries: securing viable livelihoods, economies, and resilience of people and places

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Location: Committee Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

One Blue Ocean for One Blue Planet: Actions to Combat Climate Change and Sea-level Rise for our Collective Future

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 1:15pm – 2:30pm | Location: Plenary Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Leveraging Human Rights and Gender Equity to Achieve SDG 14

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Keeping fishers safe at sea: Film premier & panel debate

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

A Sustainable Blue Pacific Continent : Scaling up action through Ocean Science and Traditional knowledge for informed governance

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm | Location: Interactive Dialogue Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Addressing key challenges in fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood trade policy for sustainable development

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

The Overseas Countries and Territories – partnerships for conservation and sustainable use of our oceans

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 4:00pm – 5:15am | Location: Interactive Dialogue Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Delivering Ocean Solutions for the SDGs: The role of Africa in the Alliance of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 1 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Blue Carbon Markets

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm | Location: Side Event Room 2 – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Promoting implementation of CITES towards sustainable and traceable ocean trade: spotlight on the UNCTAD-OECS Blue BioTrade project

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm | Location: Interactive Dialogue Room – Lisbon Altice Arena Convention Center, located in Parque das Nações, Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, 1990-231 Lisboa.

Sounds of the Ocean Concert & Reception

Date: 1 July 2022 | Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm | Location: Planetário de Marinha, Lisbon

2022 UN Ocean Conference News

Read the latest and most important UN Ocean Conference news articles and conversations here.

Suriname Implements Database To Fight Illegal Fishing

Suriname has announced plans to establish a database of all fishing boats registered in the Dutch-speaking Caribbean country…

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Mysterious Die-Off Of Sea Urchins In The Caribbean Is “Very Concerning,” Scientists Say

Sea urchins are dying across the Caribbean at a pace scientists say could rival a mass die-off that last occurred in 1983…

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USAID Backs $6.3 Million Madagascan Sea Cucumber And Seaweed Project

The orgnisation says that the initiatives are part of its effort “to elevate climate work and address the climate crisis”, by initiating new programs…

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Scaling Palauan Tradition To Regional Fisheries: Q&A With Noah Idechong

There’s no one way to describe Noah Idechong. Born in the small Pacific island country of Palau…

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Seychelles: Development Bank Of Seychelles Seeks Sustainable Fisheries Businesses And NGOs To Apply For ‘Blue’ Funding

The Development Bank of Seychelles (DBS) is urging Seychellois who are interested in sustainable fisheries activities to come forward…

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On A Honduran Island, A Community Effort Grows To Protect Its Precious Reefs

At seven in the morning, the sun rises over Sandy Bay on the Caribbean island of Roatán, Honduras. The soft light seeps…

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Important statement of @gabrielboric regarding #UNOC2022 and Chile’s rol in ocean conservation and multi sectors cooperation @UrrejolaRREE @XFuentes @Minrel_Chile @ifop_periodista @SubpescaCL @max_bello_m @ThomsonFiji

Ocean Panel @oceanpanel

Read President of Chile, @gabrielboric, comments on Chile's commitment toward sustainable and inclusive development:

abdulla_shahid: Honored to add my voice to the plight of my fellow islanders at the “Ocean Action in Support of SDG14” side event jointly held by the Govt.’s of 🇨🇻 🇸🇨 🇲🇻 & 🇸🇬 on the sidelines of #UNOC2022.

As custodians of the ocean, we must walk the ta…

#UNOC2022 🌊

@antonioguterres outlines 4⃣ recommendations to help us all #SaveOurOcean:
1. Invest in sustainable ocean economies
2. Replicate ocean success
3. Protect the people
4. More science and innovation

https://bit.ly/3bzodvq

85 #seafood companies took a stance: they recognized commercial fisheries impact as the largest driver of #biodiversity decline in the high seas and called for a robust #HighSeasTreaty. Our colleague Oliver Tanqueray presented their first joint position at #UNOC2022

#UNOC2022🌊

@antonioguterres a formulé 4 recommandations visant à sauver nos océans:
1. Investir dans des économies océaniques durables
2. Reproduire les stratégies gagnantes
3. Protéger les populations
4. Plus de science & d'innovation
https://bit.ly/3y3V7MB
#SauvonsNosOcéans

Our oceans are vital to our future. 🌊 From space, satellite data can provide global access and #sustainability solutions to measure ocean health. Learn about how Ball Aerospace provides actionable environmental intelligence: https://bit.ly/3vhTol9

#UNOceanConference #UNOC2022

In the US, Tribal and Indigenous communities are leading on ocean conservation proposals for new and expanded marine protected areas. The US government should move swiftly to implement these protections #OceanClimateAction at #UNOC2022! @CHNMSanctuary @aleut_eco @PRIcoalition

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