The Ocean's Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals Latest advances and continuous challenges in marine science and global governance

Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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This roundtable will discuss the latest science and policy developments on the ocean and its importance for life on earth, in particular for the achievement of multiple Sustainable Development Goals. The event will be opened by the Principal, Professor Sir Jim McDonald, and gather marine science, policy and legal experts from the UK, the Caribbean, Africa and the South Pacific.

Speakers will illustrate how our understanding of the oceans and marine life, as well as their importance for human wellbeing and sustainable development, has progressed. They will illuminate current threats to ocean health and possible solutions to ensure that the ocean is used sustainably and protected where needed. Speakers will also discuss the most recent developments in the global governance of the ocean and continuing challenges for decision-makers at the international, regional, national and local levels.

Each expert will make a very short (5-minute) and accessible presentation and there will be ample time for questions from the audience.

This event is part of the 2018 Festival of Environmental Law and Governance. 

Registration and refreshments will be available from 5.30pm and there will be a drinks reception at the end of the formal event.

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to researchers, managers, policy-makers, as well as activists and the private sector that are involved in the blue economy, integrated coastal and marine management, the protection of the marine environment, marine science and technology, and the law of the sea.

Benefits of attending

  • Improved understanding of the importance of the ocean for sustainable development.
  • Appreciation for the latest scientific discoveries in the oceans and latest international legal and policy developments.
  • Professional networking.

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Professor Elisa Morgera
phone +44 (0)141 538 3291
Professor of Global Environmental Law
Dr Daniela Diz
Research Fellow
Daniel Shand
phone +44 (0)141 538 8243
Administration Assistant

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