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1-5 juni: Virtual Ocean Dialogues


A global online conference, the Virtual Ocean Dialogues - connecting communities for ocean action, has been announced to take place on 1-5 June 2020.

The Virtual Ocean Dialogues will connect communities across the world that are seeking innovation and taking bold action for a healthy, resilient, thriving ocean.

The rapid global spread of COVID-19 is posing unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, with large conferences and gatherings being postponed for reasons of health and safety and with global mobility drastically curtailed. As a result, our way of life and doing business are changing. Yet once beyond this pandemic, the ocean will be one of our greatest allies in economic recovery, food security, jobs and the battle against climate change.

The World Economic Forum and Friends of Ocean Action, a group of 57 global leaders fast-tracking scalable solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the ocean, are curating the Virtual Ocean Dialogues to convene leaders and communities online from across the global ocean space. Designed in collaboration with a range of other partners, the Virtual Ocean Dialogues will maintain momentum in the face of COVID-19 to continue working for ambitious and urgent global action for a healthy ocean.

The Virtual Ocean Dialogues will be open to anyone committed to ocean action, bringing an enhanced dimension of inclusivity and interactivity to these critical conversations. The Dialogues will offer a unique opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with global and local leaders alike across the ocean space, from ministers and business executives to academics, local communities and young change-makers. The Virtual Ocean Dialogues will feature a series of panels on key challenges facing the ocean, with high-level global speakers and opportunities to participate in engaging breakout conversations.

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