Global Ocean Policies – Sustainable use and blue growth

Global Ocean Policies – Sustainable use and blue growth

The oceans are the lifeblood of our planet. They offer huge potential for human development. Ensuring their sound management and sustainable use is a vital part of our work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the decades ahead, the world’s population will need more food, medicines, energy, minerals and other resources. Clear rules and stable framework conditions are necessary for peaceful cooperation between countries, blue growth, and sound management. 

How can we ensure closer coordination between the various ocean initiatives and actors in the time ahead? 

A keynote speech was given by the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide 'Oceans in Norway’s Foreign Policy'

Gunilla Reischl, Head of Global Politics and Security Programme and Senior Research Fellow, UI

Mats Svensson, Head of Research at the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Johan Kuylenstierna, Vice chair, Swedish Climate Policy Council and Adjunct Professor, Stockholm University 

Helen Ågren, Swedish Ambassador for the Oceans

Members of the Swedish parliamentary delegation to the Nordic Council will also participate at the seminar.

The seminar was moderated by Mats Karlsson, Director of UI.



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