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Stronger together: Building resilience and prosperity…

Stronger together: Building resilience and prosperity through integrated and evidence-based management of the Ocean–Water continuum (UN 2023 Water Conference side event)
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The current triple-planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution significantly impact the function and value of freshwater and coastal and marine ecosystems. While there are many ongoing efforts to resolve the crises, progress remains slow and limited in scale.

The proposed side event will explore the interconnected nature and critical importance of the land – freshwater – coastal – ocean continuum, and the necessary steps and actions to systematically addressed the drivers of ecosystem degradation in an integrated manner. More specifically, the side event will aim to highlight the key gaps for holistic management in the areas of knowledge/capacity; finance; collaboration; and governance in the ocean-water continuum. Furthermore, the event will contribute to the Water Action Agenda by showcasing game changing solutions and key Voluntary Commitments for addressing the barriers towards holistic water and ocean action.