The European Commission and the European External Action Service invited stakeholders worldwide to discuss ocean challenges and to define action-oriented solutions towards global sustainability objectives.
The 2nd International Ocean Governance Forum took stock and discussed further the contributions and proposals made during the first series of webinars and workshops that took place between April and July 2020, and during the online consultation conducted from July to October. Participants discussed how the IOG Forum can best transform these ambitions into priority actions to take forward.
At the high-level opening of the forum onDecember 14, 2020, Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans, Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries and High Representative Vice President Josep Borrell shared their views on recent developments in international ocean governance and on European policy priorities emerging from the consultation process to strengthen initiatives, processes and instruments already in place.
Please have a look at the agenda for details on topics and questions that were addressed during the parallel workshops on December, 15-16.
A big thank you, to all participants.