Indonesia Ocean Justice Initiative (IOJI) and WRI Indonesia convene a seminar to present the Blue Paper 'Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Associated Drivers' featuring a keynote by the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (BAKAMLA) and Norway’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Vegard Kaale.
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President Faure of Seychelles together with President Kenyatta of Kenya (Ocean Panel member) and President Gnassingbe of Togo convene a high-level side event on Africa’s Blue Economy at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event released the Blue Paper 'Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Associated Drivers' and featured interventions from Prime Minister Solberg of Norway (Ocean Panel member) who highlighted IUU fishing as a serious threat to fish stocks, the economy, marine ecosystems, nutrition and coastal societies.
Christopher Costello and Reniel Cabral, Blue Paper lead authors of 'The Future of Food from the Sea' and 'The Expected Impacts of Climate Change on the Ocean Economy' present key findings in this event hosted by WRI.
Taholo Kami, Ocean Panel Sherpa for Fiji and Elena Ojea, Willow Battista and Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Blue Paper contributing authors discuss the impact of climate change across three key ocean sectors – reef tourism, wild capture fisheries, mariculture - and offer a set of solutions for decision-makers, featuring insights from the Blue Paper 'The expected impacts of climate change on the ocean economy' in this COP25 side event.
Peter Haugan, Ocean Panel Expert Group co-chair and Christopher Costello and Stefan Gelcich, Blue Paper lead authors discuss the opportunities of ocean-based protein in achieving SDG2, featuring insights from the Blue Paper 'The future of food from the sea' in this FAO International Symposium on Fisheries side event.
Steve Gaines, Peter Haugan, and Manaswita Konar, authors of the Special Report 'The Ocean as a Solution for Climate Change: 5 Opportunities for Action' discuss key findings and explore policies and innovations that could advance ocean-based strategies for climate change in this event, co-hosted by WRI and the Embassies of Chile, Fiji, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, and Palau.
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.