Blue economy: the role of civil society and the private sector: SDG Media Zone - UN Ocean Conference 2022
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(Session in Portuguese) It is critical to boost ambition, mobilize partnerships and increase investment in science-driven and innovative approaches to revert the decline of ocean health. The inclusive process will also ask communities, businesses and individuals to play their part to curb marine pollution and commit to responsible consumption of ocean resources.


Blue Economy paradigm is a natural next step in the overall conceptualization and realization of sustainable human development. It mirrors our long-accepted definition of sustainable development as one that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  What's the private sector role in this paradigm? How can civil society contribute? 

  • Mário Parra da Silva, Network Representative of UN Global Compact Network Portugal 
  • Francisco Santarém, Project Manager Blue Natural Capita| Fundação Oceano Azul  
  • Filipa Saldanha, Deputy Director | Sustainable Development Program | Calouste Gulbenkian  
  • Host: Catarina Canelas, CNN Portugal 


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.