After the success of the Glacier conference hosted by the Obama administration, Commissioner Vella will continue his extensive international agenda this autumn. As well as Alaska, the Commissioner has scheduled trips to Chile for a high profile summit on the Oceans, to China and to Washington to meet with key stakeholders in advance of Paris COP 21. To take advantage of the opportunities offered by this global outreach, the Ocean governance consultation period will be extended by a month, ending on 15th October.
On the basis of the results and other sources of data and information, the European Commission will consider how best to develop a more coherent, comprehensive and effective EU policy on improving the international ocean governance framework.
International ocean governance webpage