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UNESCO Marine World Heritage at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference

Tuesday 28 Jun 2022
Friday 01 Jul 2022
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The United Nations Ocean Conference takes place from 27 June to 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. Marine World Heritage related highlights will focus on environmental DNA, resilient coral reefs, and blue carbon.

Read more about UNESCO’s participation in the UN Ocean Conference: https://www.unesco.org/en/un-ocean-conference-2022 

The 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference (Lisbon, 27 June to 1 July), co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is seeking to address many of the deep-rooted problems of our societies laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Themed around “Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions”, the Conference hopes to unlock ocean-based solutions to address some of the most defining issues of our time, from climate change to economic inequality. The Conference will seek to propel science-based innovation to start a new chapter of global ocean action.

The UNESCO World Heritage Marine Programme will be present at the conference bringing the intersection of marine, climate change and World Heritage issues to the forefront.

The following marine World Heritage-related events are highlighted:

28 June 2022
5.30pm to 6.45pm (GMT+1)

Ocean Science and its Policy Interface: from Knowledge to Sustainable Ocean Solutions

This event will be held as part of the UNESCO-UNDOALOS Regular Process side event.

1 July 2022
12:00pm to 1:15pm (GMT+1)

UNESCO Launches Emergency Plan to Boost World Heritage-Listed Reefs’ Resilience

This event will be held in-person in the Reef Action Hub, as well as streamed live on the Global Fund for Coral Reefs YouTube channel.

This page will be updated during the conference.
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Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Friday, 1 July 2022

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