Time is Running Out for Ocean Action: identifying upcoming opportunities to protect the ocean and planet: SDG Media Zone - UN Ocean Conference 2022
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The UN Ocean Conference is designed to provide a space for the international community to push for safeguards to restore ocean health and protect the ocean from the impacts of the climate crisis and other threats. With environmental multilateralism at a critical junction for our planet, this panel will address some of the key opportunities to take action in 2022.


The expert panel will discuss the importance of achieving new targets to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030, which includes adopting a robust UN High Seas Treaty, the growing momentum for a moratorium on deep-seabed mining, and how to ensure that the ocean is seen as one of the solutions to solving the climate crisis at this year's COP27. 


  • Lisa Speer, Director, International Oceans Program at the National Resources Defence Council
  • Sian Owen, Director, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
  • Anna-Marie Laura, Director of Climate Policy, Ocean Conservancy 
  • Host: Lucy Calderon Pineda, Guatemalan science and environmental journalist, founder of Ecocienciagt and mentor at Earth Journalism Network  


The SDG Media Zone at the UN Ocean Conference takes place from 27 June – 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. Hosted by the United Nations and in collaboration with the PVBLIC Foundation and media partners, the SDG Media Zone aims to take the conversation on advancing the Sustainable Development Goals out of the policy sphere and into the public discourse.  Through a live format of interviews and panel discussions, the SDG Media Zone at the Conference will bring together UN principals, influencers, and industry leaders to talk about innovative solutions and initiatives that address the challenges that the ocean is now facing.