Our ocean conference – Indonesia Bali 2019

Our ocean conference – Indonesia Bali 2019

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia will host the fifth Our Ocean Conference in Bali on 29 and 30 October 2018. Our Ocean Conference is focused on generating commitments and taking actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans. Since 2014, Our Ocean Conference has successfully generated commitments totaling around 18 billion dollars (USD) and 12.4 million square kilometers of marine protected areas. Our Ocean Conference 2018 will demonstrate significant progress on past commitments and inspire new commitments made for the continuation of a more concerted and integrated actions for protecting the oceans.

Our Ocean Conference 2018 will convene participants from countries across the globe to ensure diverse perspectives from various stakeholders, including governments, commercial sectors, financing entities, scientific communities, civil society organizations, and young leaders. Heads of States, Ministers, and champions from various backgrounds will also be invited to influence concrete and actionable commitments to preserve the oceans’ health.

The theme

The oceans carry not only living artifacts and history, but also the promise of our future. Its undulating vastness holds our key to economic growth, food security resources as well as solution to curb the impact of climate change. However, the oceans are under immense pressure due to adverse impact of human activities. Marine pollution, bleaching coral reefs, raising sea temperature, and unsustainable fishing continues to occur. Indirect threat to the oceans also uncloaked with the recent findings on human trafficking in fishing operations, wildlife trafficking, as well as arms and drugs smuggling.

 

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The main objective of Our Ocean Conference is to increase as well as enhance the collaboration and partnership between various ocean stakeholders, which is translated into concrete and actionable commitments. Participants are encouraged to announce their commitments during the conference, as it critically contributes towards global efforts to preserve the oceans’ health.

 

We have a choice to choose the kind of legacy we will leave for the future generations; and that choice depends on the actions we take today. 

Samuel Johnson
 

The main objective of Our Ocean Conference is to increase as well as enhance the collaboration and partnership between various ocean stakeholders, which is translated into concrete and actionable commitments. Participants are encouraged to announce their commitments during the conference, as it critically contributes towards global efforts to preserve the oceans’ health.

 

A legacy for the future

Our Ocean Conference 2018 will continue the strong tradition of tracking past commitments and encouraging new commitments and partnerships that deliver multiple objectives. It will also introduce the Our Ocean Commitment Registry, to facilitate tracking and review of past and new commitments. While maintaining its global reach, Our Ocean 2018 is the first conference to be held in Asia, and as such will highlight the importance of action in the region.

As the largest archipelago in the world with its 17,000 islands, Indonesia represents the lifeline that Our Ocean holds for humankind. Through collaboration, we are committed to ensuring a successful conference focused on sustainable ecological and economic approaches to protecting and restoring Our Ocean – for the good of our treasured marine resources, our tourism, our fishers, our coastal communities, and all of our people. Together, we will make a difference with the choices we make, the actions we take, and the legacies we leave because it is Our Ocean, and Our Legacy.

 

 
 

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