Our Oceans Conference in Malta
Laura Piriz , the Chair of OSPAR, and Deputy Secretary Jo Foden from the Secretariat attended the 4thOur Ocean Conference in Malta, October 2017, hosted by the European Union. The conference’s aim was to commit ocean leaders to change. The Conference addressed the themes of marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate change. This year, the European Commission introduced the themes of blue economy and maritime security.
OSPAR presented an interactive display of its work that focused on: the key messages from OSPAR's 2017 Intermediate Assessment; engagement with the Cartagena Convention; and OSPAR’s regional level support to national implementation of the United Nations Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.