OSPAR Ministerial 2021

On 1 October 2021, OSPAR will hold a ministerial meeting hosted by the Government of Portugal. The meeting will take place in the Palácio da Cidadela in Cascais, although online participation will be possible.

The meeting had originally been planned for June 2020 but was postponed in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this stage, it is very much hoped that the meeting next year will be face-to-face. However, given the on-going uncertainty around COVID-19 this position and the arrangements for the meeting will be kept under review.

The meeting will look back at OSPAR's 2010-2020 strategy and celebrate successes. We'll also look to the future with the launch of our new North-East Altantic Environment Strategy 2030 and work towards what still needs to be done to achieve our vision of "a clean, healthy and biologically diverse North-East Atlantic, used sustainably".

The ministerial meeting will be preceded by the annual official meeting of the OSPAR Commission.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the OSPAR Secretariat – secretariat@ospar.org.