Ensuring Survival, Preserving Life, and Improving Governance, May 3-7, 2010, UNESCO, Paris, France
The Global Oceans Conferences provide the major opportunity for all sectors of the global oceans community--governments, international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, industry, and scientific groups--to address the major policy issues affecting the oceans at global, regional, and national levels and to make progress in advancing the global oceans agenda. The 5th Global Oceans Conference 2010, held on May 3-7, 2010, at UNESCO, Paris and co-sponsored by the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, the Government of France, and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO, and 29 partner organizations around the world brought together over 800 participants from 80 countries and addressed three interlinked themes:
1. ENSURING SURVIVAL: Oceans, Climate and Security and Major Issues in Mitigation, Adaptation, and Financing in the Post-Copenhagen Climate Regime.
2. PRESERVING LIFE: Marine Biodiversity (2010 global goal), Networks of Marine Protected Areas (2012 global goal), and Celebrating the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity Toward Nagoya 2010--Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties COP-10.
3. IMPROVING GOVERNANCE: Achieving Integrated, Ecosystem-Based Ocean and Coastal Management (2010 global goal) at National and Regional Levels and in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction.
Global Oceans Conference Program
Conference Summary Report (IISD Reporting Services)
Co-Chairs’ Concluding Statement
Oceans and Climate Change
Marine Biodiversity and Networks of Marine Protected Areas
Volume of Symposium Session Summaries
Opening Speech by Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain