2nd Global Oceans Conference

Second Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands: Mobilizing for Implementation of the Commitments Made at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development on Oceans, Coasts, and Small Island Developing States (December 10-14, 2003 at UNESCO, Paris)

Over 220 participants from 48 countries convened at the Second Global Ocean Conference to spur rapid initial implementation of the oceans commitments adopted at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). The Conference focused attention on early successful efforts to put into effect several of the WSSD goals with the intent of encouraging further adaptation and replication through collaboration among governments, intergovernmental organizations, and the private sector.

For more information:

Second Global Oceans Conference Program

Second Global Oceans Conference IISD ENB Report

Co-Chairs’ Report, Mobilizing for Implementation of the Commitments Made at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development on Oceans, Coasts, and Small Island Development States