11th Meeting of the Monaco Blue Initiative

28 May, 9 and 24 June 2020 | Online
Participants of the 2019 Meeting of the Monaco Blue Initiative (photo courtesy of M. Dagnino)

Monaco Blue InitiativeThe 11th meeting of the Monaco Blue Initiative will convene for its first-ever digital edition under the presidency of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. This meeting, initially scheduled to take place from 22-23 March 2020, was postponed due to the global health crisis related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and will proceed virtually through three workshop beginning 28 May 2020. These workshops will address the following themes:

  • How marine protected areas and other effective conservation measures, can be placed at the center of international discussions, and act collectively for development;
  • What lessons can be learned from community-led initiatives, in the management and preservation of protected areas; and
  • How to reconcile the blue economy with the sustainable management of oceans in the fields of tourism, transport, energy, fisheries and aquaculture.

The objective of these online workshops is to maintain momentum on global discussions on oceans, and articulate key recommendations to important global ocean meetings, many of which have also been affected by the global pandemic.

IISD will produce a briefing note following the three workshops.

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