New York  2018

Inaugural Meeting of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy 

24 September 2018, 17:30 – 19:30

Founders Room, Museum of Modern Art 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA

The Inaugural meeting of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy consists of the original 12 heads of government and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean. This marked the first time serving heads of government have joined forces on a global pact to protect the world’s Ocean. To help address the current issues and to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 14, the High-level Panel on the Sustainable Ocean Economy met to shape a new narrative on what a “Sustainable Ocean Economy” is and how to achieve it. This meeting included an overview of the Panel and it’s architecture and the final report as well as views from the High Level Panel Members.

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New York 2019

2nd Meeting of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

23 September 2019 , 08:00-09:30

UN Headquarters, New York

The second meeting of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy brought together the heads of government and state, and their representatives, from the 14 participating countries, and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean to discuss progress made in 2019 how the Panel can take action. The substantial findings from the High Level Panel’s commissioned report “The Ocean as a Solution for Climate Change: 5 Opportunities for Action” were noted, and members highlighted relevant national commitments and action in support of the HLP Call to Ocean-Based Climate Action, as well as identifying their ocean priorities for 2020.

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