Oceano Azul Foundation has taken, since its beginning, an active participation in this event, which has granted financing the participation of Small Island Developing States representatives in the Conference and the presentation, alongside Oceanário de Lisboa, of a set of Voluntary Commitments, in order to grant more sustainability to the ocean. These commitments are composed by events and initiatives in Azores, in Marine Protected Areas an literacy programs concerning the sea, among others, and their are aligned with the mission of Oceano Azul Foundation, that includes raising awareness and building capacity for ocean sustainability, in a time of such great threats.
These are some of Oceano Azul Foundation commitments in this Conference:
The Foundation is also the co-host of another event, parallel to The Ocean Conference – alongside Global Ocean Forum, Ocean Policy Research Institute and Sasakawa Peace Foundation – dedicated to settle a joint strategy for the ocean, the climate and the blue economy. Articulation between these key issues is pivotal to assure a productive and sustainable ocean.
Throughout the Conference, Oceano Azul Foundation holds several bilateral meetings with the purpose of reinforcing its already wide network of international partners.
This a unique moment to join efforts protecting the ocean.
The Foundation has been involved in this United Nations Summit since its preparatory meeting, in February 2017, with the presence of the Oceano Azul Foundation CEO, Tiago Pitta e Cunha, as keynote speaker on the latest meeting of the Group of the Friends of the Oceans and Seas of the United Nations, which is attended by 40 Member-States.
The Foundation believes The Ocean Conference is a pivotal check-point towards the Planet’s sustainability and it is fully commited to contribute to its success.
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