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5th Global Conference on Oceans, Coast and Islands

3-7 May 2010, Paris, France

The Global Oceans Conferences provide a major opportunity for all sectors of the global oceans community - governments, international agencies, non-governmental organisations, industry, and scientific groups - to address the major policy issues affecting the oceans at global, regional, and national levels and to make progress in advancing the global oceans agenda. The three main conference themes are:

  1. ENSURING SURVIVAL: Oceans, Climate and Security - Major Issues in Mitigation, Adaptation, and Financing in the Post-Copenhagen Climate Regime.
  2. PRESERVING LIFE: Marine Biodiversity (2010 global goal), Networks of Marine Protected Areas (2012 global goal), and Celebrating the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, Toward Nagoya 2010 - Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties COP-10.
  3. IMPROVING GOVERNANCE: Achieving Integrated, Ecosystem-Based Ocean and Coastal Management (2010 global goal) at National and Regional Levels and in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction.

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