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:
5th Global Oceans Conference Summary (prepared by the Global Ocean Forum)
Policy Briefs prepared for the 5th Global Oceans Conference