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Global Partnership to Help Save Ocean Life at Davos

Global Partnership to Help Save Ocean Life at DavosGlobal Partnership to Help Save Ocean Life at Davos

An ambitious new global partnership to save life in the ocean–the Friends of Ocean Action–was announced at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

United Nations secretary-general’s special envoy for the ocean, Peter Thomson, invited the forum to work with his office to create the partnership.

This multi-stakeholder partnership will comprise leaders from science, technology, business and non-governmental groups. It will draw together about 40 of the world’s most committed and influential ocean activists and thought leaders to help shape global action to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 (to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources), Eurasiareview.com reported.

The Friends of Ocean Action will design and deliver a multi-stakeholder “Ocean Action Track” to complement the official intergovernmental processes for meeting SDG 14, which are also overseen by Thomson.

Building on the spirit of the Ocean Conference held at the United Nations in New York in June 2017 under a Sweden-Fiji co-presidency, the Friends of Ocean Action will be co-chaired by Thomson and Isabella Lovin, deputy prime minister of Sweden.

 

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