and Territories Association
Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF), Greenland, New Caledonia, Saba, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Wallis and Futuna
This event was organized under the aegis of the UN Ocean Conference, in the framework of the side-events taking place on-site. It was open to all participants to the UN Ocean Conference that were accredited to attend. The Event focused on the need for regional cooperation in achieving Goal 14, as well as on the efforts that have already been made. At the core of the event were the 13 Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union. It created a space where our oceanic states and territories express, discuss and present the work that has been, is and will be done in our regions.
The event took place on Friday 1 July, 16:00-17:15 (Lisbon time) in the Interactive Dialogue Room inside the Conference venue, the Altice Arena. It was held in English. The event will be web-streamed on the UN Web TV – you can follow it live (and recorded) here.
Part I – Keynote speakers
Part II – Panel Discussion
Part III – Interventions from other Ministers present
About the organizers:
OCTA and its partners are strongly committed to the achievement of Goal 14. The event aims to build on their experiences and commitments.
OCTA serves as a platform through which the OCTs realise their common goals by working collectively through cooperation, policy dialogue, promotion of common positions and partnerships for the sustainable development of OCTs.
Expertise France is managing the Green Overseas Programme, an inter-OCT cooperation programme that aims at contributing to the sustainable, resilient & inclusive development of EU OCTs and UK OTs. More specifically, the GO Programme aims to further develop their energy transition and to increase their climate change resilience. In addition, it also manages the RESEMBID programme, supporting the work of the Caribbean OCTs with a EUR 39.62 million programme.
GLISPA – the Global Island Partnership supports the implementation of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) as a platform for successful island collaboration to showcase our collective biodiversity achievements, disseminate new projects and initiatives, and highlight ongoing vulnerabilities and challenges.
For more information, please contact Andrei Moarcas – Environment & Energy Advisor at: email@example.com