5th Global Oceans Conference

Fifth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands: Ensuring Survival, Preserving Life, and Improving Governance (May 3-7, 2010, UNESCO, Paris)

859 experts from 80 countries assembled at the Fifth Global Ocean Conference to advance the global ocean agenda on three major policy issues—climate and oceans; loss of marine biodiversity; and improving governance of oceans and coasts—which were chosen to coincide with increased UN-level attention on the importance of these themes.  A high-level Policy Conference held on days 4 and 5 aimed to chart the way forward for the international oceans community, was privileged to welcome a number of prominent figures, including H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and the President of Kiribati, H.E. Anote Tong.

For more information:

Global Oceans Conference Program
English
French

5th Global Oceans Conference Summary (prepared by the Global Ocean Forum)

Conference Summary Report (IISD Reporting Services)
English
French

Co-Chair’s  Concluding Statement
English
French

Policy Briefs prepared for the 5th Global Oceans Conference

Policy Brief on Oceans and Climate Change

Policy Brief on Marine Biodiversity and Networks of Marine Protected Areas

Policy Brief on Improving Governance

Volume of Session Summaries from the Policy, Science, and Technical Symposium