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Egypt to Participate in UN Ocean Conference

Sun 29 May 2022 | 10:29 AM
Ahmed Emam

Egypt is set to participate in the UN Ocean Conference that will be held in the Portuguese city of Lisbon between 27 June and 1 July.

Egypt’s Ministry of Environment pointed out that as a host of COP27, Egypt is setting it to be an important opportunity to redress the climate change crises and damage that mankind continues to inflict on marine life and livelihoods.”

With delegates from the Member States, non-governmental organizations, and universities attending, the forum is designed to provide a space for the international community to push for the adoption of innovative, science-based solutions for the sustainable management of the oceans, including combating water acidification, pollution, illegal fishing and loss of habitats and biopersity.

According to the UN, this year’s conference will also determine the level of ambition for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). The Decade will be a major theme of the conference, and will be the subject of several important events, laying out the vision of a healthier, more sustainable ocean.

It’s worth mentioning that the UN has set 10 ocean-related targets to be achieved over this decade. As part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Organization’s blueprint for a fairer future for people and the planet. They include measures to prevent and reduce pollution and acidification, protect ecosystems, regulate fisheries, and increase scientific knowledge.

At the conference, interactive dialogues will focus on how to address many of these issues, including the issue of 680 million people living in low-lying coastal zones.