Ocean acidification session at Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean, 20 November 2018

Location:  UN Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

Session name:  Ocean acidification, promoting scientific knowledge and accelerating action

Meeting description: Asia-Pacific is home to the most biologically diverse and productive marine ecosystems on Earth -our ocean is a vital source of livelihood, employment, nutrition and economic growth in the region and is essential in balancing our climate. Yet, capacity of our ocean to sustain development in threatened by pollution, overfishing, climate change and inadequate governance. Countries in Asia-Pacific are both major sources of ocean degradation and highly vulnerable to its impacts.

At the halfway mark between the 2017 and 2020 Ocean Conference, this is the first event of its kind at the regional level that aims to take stock of progress made on Voluntary Commitments, to share lessons learned from ongoing efforts, expand the Communities of Ocean Action, and catalyse new Commitments for a healthy ocean in Asia-Pacific. Review of activities and Commitments will take place in the form of interactive discussions and presentations, exhibits and side events, along the themes of the Communities of Ocean Action and SDG 14 targets, in line with regional priorities.

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