Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a tried and tested approach to conserve ocean biodiversity and ecosystems, improve long-term food security, and protect ocean-based livelihoods. Despite this success, only 5% of the ocean is fully protected by MPAs, which led to a call for 30% ocean protection by 2030 at the CBD COP15 meeting. Protecting vast … Continued
The 7th Our Ocean Conference seeks to put people at the heart of #OurOceanPalau to highlight the importance of the ocean to people at a critical time of ocean action opportunities and events in 2022 – the long-awaited ocean super year. Shining light on ocean champions and ocean activists across the globe, #OurOcean #OurPeople stories … Continued
KOROR, Palau ─ President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr. and U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry announced that the seventh Our Ocean Conference has been rescheduled to April 13-14, 2022. This decision comes after careful consultation with public health officials regarding the global surge in COVID-19 cases. “The Our Ocean Conference will remain … Continued
Koror 15.05.20: The Government of the Republic of Palau today announced the postponement of the Our Ocean Conference 2020, previously scheduled to be held from 17-18 August in Koror, Palau. The new dates will be 7-8 December 2020.
Palau will have the honor of hosting the seventh Our Ocean Conference in August 2020, where it will lead a global, multi-stakeholder forum to generate transformative commitments for ocean health and wealth. A small island-nation, but a large ocean-state, Palau has been an early-adopter of pioneering, globally-recognized, practical ocean conservation measures. This proactive approach is the … Continued