The ocean functions as the planet’s life support system, producing air we breathe, the food we eat, and yet we barely understand its mysteries. “The decisions needed to address the ocean crisis had been delayed for too long,” states CEO of Oceano Azul Foundation.
On May 2019, the Oceano Azul Foundation partnered with Ocean Unite and Oak Foundation to bring together representatives of fisherfolk, indigenous peoples, ocean conservation organizations and foundations, to agree on common priorities and solutions needed to tackle the ocean crisis and raise the level of ambition for action.
The preparatory meeting of the UN Ocean Conference took place in New York this week, defining key areas of ocean action, and aiming to drive governments and other key decision-makers to deliver on their commitments.
The Ocean Conference will take place in Lisbon from 2 to 6 June. It aims to propel science-based innovative solutions in the form of global ocean action.