Global Oceans Conference
May 12, 2010  //  By:   //  Blog Post  //  No Comment

Convened at the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France from May 3-7, the fifth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands focused on three themes: ensuring survival, preserving life, and improving governance.

At the international level, the Global Oceans Conference provides a major opportunity for all sectors of the global oceans community – governments, international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, industry and scientific groups – to address problems and to make progress in advancing the global oceans agenda.

The conference brought together over 850 participants from 80 countries to attend a Policy, Science and Technical Symposium, seven Global Forum Working Groups, and plenary panels on the major conference themes for the last two days.

Read more about the conference at Climate-L.org. Read the Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands Policy Brief on Governance, here. Read the Conference Summary Report, here.

About the Author :

Maria Ivanova is the Director of the Global Environmental Governance Project and Associate Professor at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

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