|OSPAR hosted a side event at the United Nations Ocean Conference 2022 in Lisbon where we heard real case studies of how OSPAR collaborates with other organisations to better protect and conserve the North-East Atlantic. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of those who attended, and to those who presented at the event to whom we are sincerely grateful. #TogetherWeAreStronger.
We were delighted to be joined by Darius Campbell of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission who described the mechanism through which we cooperate to manage human activities in ABNJ; Tammy Davies of Birdlife International discussed the innovation and science required to gather evidence for OSPAR’s new Marine Protected Areas for seabirds in ABNJ; and Mike Mannaart of KIMO International led a conversation on KIMO's collaboration with OSPAR in the planning and delivery of our Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter.
We were also joined by outgoing Chair, Richard Cronin (Ireland), along with Ingo Narberhaus (German Head of Delegation to OSPAR) and Sandra Moutinho (Portuguese Head of Delegation to our Environmental Impacts of Human Activities Committee) who introduced the NACES MPA and our 2nd Marine Litter RAP from an OSPAR perspective.
OSPAR took the opportunity to register 3 new Sustainable Development Goal Voluntary Commitments and launched our 2nd Regional Action Plan on marine litter.