LISBON / OCEAN CONFERENCE ADVANCER

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The 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference, which will take place from 27 June to 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal, will seek to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 24 JUNE 2022, LISBON, PORTUGAL / 15 JUNE 2022, 23 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY / JUNE 2020, FIJI / JUNE 2020, TUVALU / 2017, SEYCHELLES

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24 JUNE 2022, LISBON, PORTUGAL

1. Various shots, Lisbon waterfront and Ocean Conference’s venue

FILE - JUNE 2020, FIJI

2. Various shots, Pacific Ocean and coastline

23 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Ocean generates half the oxygen we need and absorbs a quarter of all carbon dioxide emissions. It is not just the lungs of the planet, but also its largest carbon sink. The ocean is the primary regulator of the global climate and provides billions of people with food and livelihoods. The science is clear. We humans are responsible for the ocean’s problems; overfishing, coral bleaching, pollution, so, we have to provide the solutions.”

FILE - JUNE 2020, FIJI

4. Various shots, child standing by the Pacific Ocean

23 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“When we protect the ocean, we are addressing the defining issues of our times; from food security and poverty to climate change. This year’s Ocean Conference in Lisbon is a call to action and the stage to showcase commitment for a sustainable blue economy that can create jobs while protecting the planet.”

FILE - 2017, SEYCHELLES

6. Various shots, Indian Ocean coastline and underwater views
7. Various shots, fish market
8. Various shots, Indian Ocean coastline

15 JUNE 2022, NEW YORK CITY

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Hudson, Head of the World and Oceans Governance Program, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):
“Learning about the ocean, how it functions how important it is to humanity's survival. It produces half of the oxygen we breathe every moment. It delivers about 15 percent of the animal protein that humans need to survive. In some countries, as much as 40 percent of animal protein comes from the sea. You know, the jobs that it delivers, you know, 60 million jobs in the fishing, fisheries and aquaculture industry.”

FILE - JUNE 2020, TUVALU

10. Various shots, Pacific Ocean and coastline

15 JUNE 2022, NEW YORK CITY

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Hudson, Head of the World and Oceans Governance Program, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):
“When we say blue economy, we're obviously talking about sustainable blue economy, not just any old activity in the ocean, that may or may not be sustainable.”

FILE - JUNE 2020, TUVALU

12. Various shots, Pacific Ocean and coastline

STORYLINE:

The 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference, which will take place from 27 June to 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal, will seek to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.

Ahead of the Conference, Secretary-General António Guterres said, “the Ocean generates half the oxygen we need and absorbs a quarter of all carbon dioxide emissions. It is not just the lungs of the planet, but also its largest carbon sink. The ocean is the primary regulator of the global climate and provides billions of people with food and livelihoods. The science is clear. We humans are responsible for the ocean’s problems; overfishing, coral bleaching, pollution, so, we have to provide the solutions.”

Guterres said, “when we protect the ocean, we are addressing the defining issues of our times; from food security and poverty to climate change.”

This year’s Conference he said, “is a call to action and the stage to showcase commitment for a sustainable blue economy that can create jobs while protecting the planet.”

The Head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) World and Oceans Governance Program, said, “learning about the ocean, how it functions how important it is to humanity's survival. It produces half of the oxygen we breathe every moment. It delivers about 15 percent of the animal protein that humans need to survive. In some countries, as much as 40 percent of animal protein comes from the sea. You know, the jobs that it delivers, you know, 60 million jobs in the fishing, fisheries and aquaculture industry.”

A special event called Sustainable Blue Economy Investment Forum 2022 (SBEIF), which will take place on the afternoon of June 28 at the Estoril the Estoril Congress Centre, in Cascais.

SBEIF aims to bring together the “ecosystem” of the Blue Economy - public and private sector companies, including start-ups, investors, financial, incubation, acceleration and innovation entities, researchers, academies, and other relevant organizations - in order to promote partnerships of business and the effective and consistent financing of an innovative maritime economy.

Hudson stressed that “when we say blue economy, we're obviously talking about sustainable blue economy, not just any old activity in the ocean, that may or may not be sustainable.”

Co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, the Ocean Conference seeks to find solutions for a sustainably managed ocean, involving green technology and innovative uses of marine resources.

It will also address the threats to health, ecology, economy, and governance of the ocean - acidification, marine litter and pollution, illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, and the loss of habitats and biodiversity.
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