Oceans - Sustainable Development Dialogues, Rio+20
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The Government of Brazil is organizing a forum for civil society in the context of Rio+20. Top representatives from civil society are expected to engage in an open and action‐oriented debate on key topics related to sustainable development.



- Mr. Philippe Cousteau (United States) – CNN

- Mr. Arthur Bogason (Iceland) - President, Icelandic National Association of Small Boat Owner

- Ms Asha de Vos (Sri Lanka) - Marine biologist, Western Australia University

- Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain (United States of America) - President, Global Ocean Forum, Director, Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy, School of Marine Science and Policy, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware

- Dr. Jean-Michel Cousteau (France) - President, Ocean Futures Society

- Ms. Margareth Nakato (Uganda) - World Fishermen Forum
- Dr. Robin Mahon (Barbados) - Professor, University of West Indies

- Dr. Segen Farid Estefen (Brazil) - Professor, COPPE, UFRJ
- Mr. Shaj Thayil (India) - Vice-President, Technical Services and Ship Management

- Dr. Sylvia Earle (United States of America) - Founder, Mission Blue Foundation

- Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila (Canada) - Director, Fisheries Centre and Fisheries Economics Research Unit, British Columbia University