19.09.2019 – 09:10
Second press Invitation: Marine Regions Forum 30.09. - 02.10.2019
Second Press invitation: reminder and updated programme Marine Regions Forum 2019
You are kindly invited to the
Achieving a healthy ocean - Regional ocean governance beyond 2020
30 September to 2 October 2019, Berlin, Germany
The Forum will provide a major opportunity to hear and meet high level speakers, actors of marine regions and key stakeholders from all over the world.
- What are prevalent and emerging ocean issues, after the IPCC special report on the ocean and the cryoshpere (to be published on 25th September, just after the UN Climate Action Summit)? - What role can marine regions play to achieve a healthy ocean? - From the Pacific to the Baltic, from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, what are the best practices and innovative solutions implemented in marine regions?
The Marine Regions Forum 2019 aims to develop clear recommendations, catalyse actionable outputs and build partnerships for stronger regional ocean governance, making a timely contribution to the United Nation's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The outcomes of the Marine Regions Forum 2019 will feed into key ocean governance policy processes both regionally and globally, in particular the 2020 UN Ocean Conference.
To get an accreditation for the plenary sessions (overview below and attached), please send an email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: 'Marine Regions Forum".
Congress venue: Vienna House Andel's Berlin, Landsberger Allee 106, 10369 Berlin
Press contact in Germany:
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS, Potsdam)
Phone: +49 (0)331 288 22-340
Press contact in France:
Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI, Paris)
Phone: + 33 6 03 26 93 57
As of 18 September 2019
Overview of the speakers at the Marine Regions Forum 2019
Monday, 30 Sept 2019, 10.00-12.00: Welcome and Opening Plenary
Welcome on behalf of conference organizers
- Klaus Töpfer, TMG - Think Tank for Sustainability, also on behalf of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)
Welcome on behalf of the German government
- Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
- Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
Key note statement
- Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
Opening Panel: "Achieving healthy oceans - challenges and opportunities"
- Brune Poirson, Minister of State, attached to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France - Antje Boetius, Director, Alfred Wegener Institute - Helmholtz Centre for Polar und Marine Researc - David Obura, Director CORDIO East Africa - Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Tuesday, 1 Oct 2019, 15.00-17.00: Plenary "Ocean Governance post-2020 - The role of marine regions"
Key note statement
- Hans-Otto Pörtner, Co-Chair of Working Group II of the IPCC, Alfred Wegener Institute - Helmholtz Centre for Polar und Marine Research
- Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean
Panel reflections by
- Waldemar Coutts, Ambassador of Chile in Norway and Iceland - David Johnson, Coordinator, Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI), Seascape Consultants - Charlotte Karibuhoye, Director MAVA Foundation - Andreas Papaconstantinou, European Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Head of Unit Ocean Governance, Law of the Sea, Arctic Policy - Kristina Gjerde, Senior High Seas Advisor, IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme
Wednesday, 2 Oct 2019, 13.30-15.30: Closing Plenary "Accelerating progress, creating new pathways"
Key note statements
- Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany - Hon. Bernhard Esau, Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Namibia
- Jens Frølich Holte, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Maria Damanaki, Global Managing Director Oceans, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. - Árni Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Angelique Pouponneau, Chief Executive Officer, Seychelles' Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust - Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, Director-General, Global Issues, Federal Ministry for Development and Economic Cooperation, Germany
Official closure of the conference
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)