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International ocean governance

EU is committed to the protection of biodiversity in the ocean

<p>The fourth Intergovernmental Conference on a Treaty of the High Seas (the UNCLOS implementing agreement on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction, known also as “BBNJ”) concluded its work on March 18, and an agreement on an ambitious, fair, effective agreement on the treaty is in sight.</p>

EU pushes for stronger ocean governance at UN General Assembly

<p>On 7 December, the UN General Assembly debated and adopted two resolutions on “Oceans and Law of the Sea” and on “Sustainable Fisheries”, aiming to ensure that oceans and seas can be the basis for sustainable development and provide for the needs of current and future generations.</p>

World Oceans Day: Together to protect marine life

On this June 8th, as we celebrate World Oceans Day, we are happy to announce the 2021 edition of the #EUBeachCleanup campaign, aiming to raise awareness on the human impact on the ocean and build a worldwide citizens’ movement for sustainable action.

Euronews OCEAN Season 3 Episode 4 - Is Blue the new Black?

Fossil oil – commonly dubbed the “Black Gold” – is quickly losing its sparkle as countries and companies turn their back on the sticky fuel over concerns about climate change and environmental pollution. And it increasingly looks like the blue economy is ready to take over!

EU launches International Ocean Governance Forum

Bringing together actors, stakeholders and experts within and beyond Europe for interactive dialogues on ocean challenges and governance solutions, the IOG forum will support follow-up and further development of the EU’s IOG agenda. The IOG forum will be launched with a high-level event on April 22, 2020, followed by dedicated thematic working groups on April 23-24, 2020.

EU and Canada conclude ocean partnership agreement

The European Union and Canada signed an ocean partnership agreement on 18 July. The partnerships confirms the two sides’ belief that ocean governance is a shared challenge and responsibility. Only international cooperation can ensure the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, their resources and ecosystems.

High-level conference – more than 1000 people gather in EP to support strong EU ocean policy

On 19 March, more than 1000 people gathered in Brussels for this year’s largest EU event on oceans. Organised by MEP Gesine Meissner and European Commissioner Karmenu Vella, the event hosted our continent’s most influential advocates for healthy, safe and sustainable oceans. And with a large delegation of students and youth organisations in the room, the conference was more than an interesting recap of today’s status quo. It was a plea for even more ambition, from policy makers, companies and civil society, to safeguard the most precious organism of our planet: our ocean.