SDG 14: Enhancing ocean literacy - Regional Forum 2022
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Session 2 SDG 14: Enhancing ocean literacy and the sustainable development of regional seas



Opening remarks :

  • Mr. Bruno Maggy G. Pozzi, Director, Europe Office, UNEP

Moderation :

  • Ms. Ana Luiza M. Thompson Flores, Director, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe

15:00 – 15:15

15:15 – 16:40
Roundtable on "Enhancing ocean literacy and the sustainable development of regional seas" (presentations followed by Q&A)

- Integrating the ecosystem approach into MSP in the Adriatic sub-basin

  • Ms. Ivana Stojanovic, Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism, Montenegro, Focal Point of the Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and National Coordinator of the GEF Adriatic project in Montenegro

- Network of European Blue Schools

  • Ms. Ana Noronha, Executive Director of Ciência Viva (Portugal)

- EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy - Connecting diverse Organizations, Projects and People

  • Mr. Pierre Strosser, Environmental economist and director of ACTeon (France)

- Science Monitoring and Reliable Telecommunications (SMART) Subsea Cables : Observing the Global Ocean for Climate Monitoring and Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Mr. Manuel da Costa Cabral, Consultant, ANACOM (Portugal)

- Blue Economy in Greece

  • Mr. Nikolaos Mavrakis, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Greece, UNEP/MAP Focal Point


16:40 – 16:55
Discussion on lessons learned and the future opportunities

Co-facilitators : UNESCO (focal point - Ms. Francesca Santoro) and UNEP (focal point - Mr. Mahir Aliyev)

16:55 – 17:00

Concluding remarks and closing of the event