The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO) will convene the 1st Global Planning Meeting in preparation for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). The Meeting will initiate a global dialogue that will be continued throughout 2019 and 2020 via regional Decade workshops, conference side events and further thematic workshops to inform the planning of the Decade.
The Global Planning Meeting will bring together around 200 thought leaders, champions and key stakeholders to engage in interdisciplinary discussions across sectors such as ocean science and technology, ocean policy and sustainable development, business and industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society, and donors and foundations through a mixture of plenary and break-out groups. Participants will seek to identify concrete deliverables and partnerships to meet the Decade’s six societal objectives:
- A Safe Ocean;
- A Sustainable and Productive Ocean;
- A Transparent and Accessible Ocean;
- A Clean Ocean;
- A Healthy and Resilient Ocean; and
- A Predicted Ocean.
The Global Planning Meeting will aim to identify: knowledge gaps and ocean science priorities for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; existing relevant partnerships, networks and initiatives and gaps; priorities in capacity development and training; priority topics and themes; potential partners; and links to other initiatives such as regional workshops and meetings.
dates: 13-15 May 2019
venue: National Museum of Denmark
location: Copenhagen, Kobenhavn, Denmark