A global rescue plan for the oceans - how can Norway take the lead?

 

Three billion people get more than 20 percent of their protein intake from fish, and more than 12 percent of the world’s population depend on the ocean for their livelihood, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. With a growing population and a changing climate, the pressure on our oceans shows no signs of slowing down. In order to avoid a marine ecosystem collapse, a well-coordinated international management effort is urgently required. A healthy ocean is one of the keys to a healthy future. However, the ocean is under pressure, from climate change, acidification, pollution and unsustainable harvesting. Our common challenge is to eliminate these pressures, or at least reduce them to sustainable levels, and to secure productive, diverse and resilient marine ecosystems that can provide food and income opportunities for a growing world population.

Program

Introductory remarks

  • Sir Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean - The state of the world’s oceans and the road to fulfill Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • Karoline Andaur, Acting CEO WWF NorwayOpportunities for Norway - A global rescue plan for the oceans 

Debate:

What should Norway [and the Nordics] do to save marine life at a global scale?

Leading politicians debate how Norway can contribute to the global efforts to fulfill SDG14. How can a small country like Norway (alt. Nordic region) take the lead for a larger effort for protecting marine life? Is there a need for a global financing mechanism for the oceans? How can the Arctic countries join efforts to create change at the global level?

Moderator: Nina Jensen, CEO, Research Expedition Vessel

  • Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Environment and Climate, Norway
  • Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean
  • Kristin Holth, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Ocean Industries DNB ASA
  • Cecilie Myrseth, Member of the Norwegian Parliament, Standing Committee on Business and Industry (Labour Party)

Organised by Arctic Frontiers and WWF-Norway

For more information about this side event contact Maria Varteressian maria@arcticfrontiers.com

 

Arena Arena

Monday 22nd January 2018

16:00 - 17:00

Radisson Blu Hotel - Tromsøsal 3

Add to Calendar 2018-01-22 16:00 2018-01-22 17:00 Europe/Oslo A global rescue plan for the oceans - how can Norway take the lead?   Three billion people get more than 20 percent of their protein intake from fish, and more than 12 percent of the world’s population depend on the ocean for their livelihood, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. With a growing population and a changing climate, the pressure on our oceans shows no signs of slowing down. In order to avoid a marine ecosystem collapse, a well-coordinated international management effort is urgently required. A healthy ocean is one of the keys to a healthy future. However, the ocean is under pressure, from climate change, acidification, pollution and unsustainable harvesting. Our common challenge is to eliminate these pressures, or at least reduce them to sustainable levels, and to secure productive, diverse and resilient marine ecosystems that can provide food and income opportunities for a growing world population. Program Introductory remarks Sir Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean - The state of the world’s oceans and the road to fulfill Sustainable Development Goal 14 Karoline Andaur, Acting CEO WWF NorwayOpportunities for Norway - A global rescue plan for the oceans  Debate: What should Norway [and the Nordics] do to save marine life at a global scale? Leading politicians debate how Norway can contribute to the global efforts to fulfill SDG14. How can a small country like Norway (alt. Nordic region) take the lead for a larger effort for protecting marine life? Is there a need for a global financing mechanism for the oceans? How can the Arctic countries join efforts to create change at the global level? Moderator: Nina Jensen, CEO, Research Expedition Vessel Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Environment and Climate, Norway Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean Kristin Holth, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Ocean Industries DNB ASA Cecilie Myrseth, Member of the Norwegian Parliament, Standing Committee on Business and Industry (Labour Party) Organised by Arctic Frontiers and WWF-Norway For more information about this side event contact Maria Varteressian maria@arcticfrontiers.com   Radisson Blu Hotel - Tromsøsal 3

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