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UN Ocean Conference, Lisbon 2022 
Waitt Institute
Schedule of Events

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The Waitt Institute partners with countries committed to managing, protecting, and valuing their ocean spaces. Our team will be present at UNOC to support our partners as they lead the world in implementing Marine Protected Areas and Blue Economy development. See the schedule below to join our events.

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 WAITT INSTITUTE UNOC EVENT SCHEDULE 

 MONDAY, 

 JUNE 27   

OFFICIAL SIDE EVENT:

11:30am-

12:45pm

 TUESDAY, 

 JUNE 28   

SPECIAL EVENT:

3:00pm-

6:00pm

 WEDNESDAY, 

 JUNE 29   

OFFICIAL SIDE EVENT:

11:30am-

12:45pm

SIDE EVENT:

3:00pm-

6:00pm

OFFICIAL SIDE EVENT:

4:00pm-

5:15pm

Leading by Doing:

Latest large-scale actions and new announcements on ocean conservation to achieve 2030 goal

PARTNERS FEATURED:

The Azores  |  President José Manuel Bolieiro, Regional Government of the Azores

LOCATION:

Altice Arena,

Side Event Room 2

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Sustainable Blue Economy and Investment Forum

PARTNERS FEATURED:

Bermuda Minister Walter H. Roban, Ministry of Home Affairs, Bermuda

LOCATION:

Estoril Congress Center, Nova SBE,

Carcavelos, Cascais

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Driving Positive Ocean Action:

the challenges and opportunities of sustainable finance for 30by30 and blue economies

PARTNERS FEATURED:

Tonga Prime Minister Sioasi Sovaleni, Kingdom of Tonga 

Fiji  |  Ambassador Satyendra Presad, Permanent Representative from Fiji to the UN

LOCATION

Altice Arena,

Committee Room

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This important side event will discuss the current status and emerging opportunities for sustainable finance in support of fully managed waters and 30% marine protection. Co-hosted by UK and Fiji with organizing support from Waitt Institute and ORRAA.​

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Surf Area Protected Networks:

An innovative approach to protecting coastal ecosystems, harnessing the power of surfing in the Blue Economy

WAITT TEAM FEATURED:

Dr. Angus Friday, Blue Economy Director, Waitt Institute

LOCATION:

Lisbon School of Health, Technology Amphitheatre

Av. Dom João II Lote 4.69 01, 1990-096 Lisboa

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RISE UP:

From Blue Call to Action to Blue Plan of Action.

WAITT TEAM FEATURED:

Dr. Kathryn Mengerink, Executive Director, Waitt Institute

LOCATION:

Altice Arena,

Side Event Room 2

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