SIWI brings a strong source-to-sea message to the UN Ocean Conference
SIDE EVENT: Thurs 30 June, 14.30 WEST
Science-based, data-fuelled collaborations are critical to restoring ocean health and ensuring a safe, just blue economy. Barriers, opportunities and innovative approaches will be shared and discussed.Safety, equity and sustainability from source to sea — collaborative science-based and data-driven approaches.
SIWI’s Programme of Events at the United Nations Ocean Conference:
Monday 27 June | 14.00 – 18.00 WEST | Bridging SDG 6 and SDG 14 – fresh and saltwater communities working together | Torgny Holmgren will make an address during this High-level Water Symposium.
Tuesday 28 June | 15.00 – 18.00 WEST | Interactive Dialogue 2: Managing, protecting, conserving, and restoring marine and coastal ecosystems | Torgny Holmgren will be a lead discussant, talking about the need for a cross-sectoral approach to managing ecosystems, which includes engagement with, and action by, governments, the private sector, indigenous peoples, local communities and others.
Thursday 30 June | 14.30 – 15.45 WEST | Safety, equity, and sustainability from source to sea — collaborative science-based and data-driven approaches | This official side event will draw attention to the role of data, science and governance in building a just blue economy.
Compared to just a couple of years ago, there is now a much greater interest in the linkages between upstream activities and ocean health. A clear testament to that is Torgny Holmgren being invited to take the prestigious role as a Lead Discussant in the conference’s Interactive Dialogue 2: Managing, protecting, conserving, and restoring marine and coastal ecosystems. Tune in at the link to watch the event live on Tuesday 28 June at 15.00 WEST, which will also be available on demand afterwards.
Holmgren has also been invited to make a statement during the High-level Water Symposium on Water, which takes place on Monday 27 June, between 14.00 and 18.00 WEST, which will focus on building bridges between the fresh- and salt-water communities, and the synergies between SDG 6 and SDG 14. Tune in live at the link.
“We hope that many organizations will come forward and join this growing movement. The source-to-sea approach is an essential solution to save the ocean. By working together, from source to sea, we can take quick action to pull us back from the brink, save the ocean and save ourselves. ”
Together with partner organizations Accenture and Stockholm Resilience Centre, SIWI will hold an official side event: Safety, equity, and sustainability from source to sea — collaborative science-based and data-driven approaches, on Thursday 30 June at 14.30 WEST. The organizers will draw attention to the role of data, science and governance in building a just blue economy.
SIWI and the partners of the Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management have compiled a strong call to action, Starting at the Source to Save the Ocean, which highlights the key takeaways from their participation at the conference. The Platform welcomes other organizations supportive of source-to-sea management to join in co-sponsoring the Action Brief .
Call to Action
This action brief explains how a holistic source-to-sea approach to governance can help us save the oceans. The Platform welcomes other organizations supportive of source-to-sea management to join in co-sponsoring this Brief.Starting at the source to save the ocean