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UN Ocean Conference Official Side Event
Driving Positive Ocean Action:
the challenges and opportunities of sustainable finance for 30by30 and blue economies

Wednesday June 29, 11:30-12:45

Image by Manu San Felix, National Geographic Pristine Seas

Driving Positive Ocean Action:

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

TIME: 

Wednesday June, 29 11:30am-12:45pm

LOCATION:

The Altice Arena,

The Committee Room,

Lisbon, Portugal

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CAPACITY:

The room fits 400 people and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

LIVESTREAM:

This event will be livestreamed, link coming soon.

HOSTS:

The Governments of Fiji and the United Kingdom

ORGANIZING PARTNERS:

The Waitt Institute, the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA), Tonga, the United States, Canada and Costa Rica, UNEP, Oceans 5, Oceano Azul Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the High Ambition Coalition for Nature & People, and the Global Ocean Alliance.

AGENDA:

11:30

High-level Panel: Putting a Spotlight on Ocean Finance and Capacity Gaps – The Challenges and Opportunities from Around the World

(25 minutes)  

MODERATOR: Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith

o Hon Siaosi Sovaleni, Prime Minister, Tonga

o Hon Franz Tattenbach, Minister for Environment and Energy, Costa Rica

o Professor Maxine Burkett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans, Fisheries and Polar Affairs US

   Government

 

12:00

Technical Panel: Driving Innovation & Action in Sustainable Finance for Effective MPA Implementation and Blue Economies

(40 minutes)

MODERATOR: Karen Sack (ORRAA)

o Peter Thomson, UNSG’s Special Envoy for the Oceans

o Susan Gardner, UNEP, Director, Ecosystems Division

o Jerry Velasquez, Green Climate Fund

o Markus Mueller, Deutsche Bank

o José Soares dos Santos, Oceano Azul Foundation

12:40

Closing remarks: Ambassador Satyendra Presad, Permanent Representative from Fiji to the UN 

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