OCEANS – The Future of the Blue Planet

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Place du Luxembourg 100, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium


The conference is hosted by the President Antonio TAJANI and organised jointly by the European Parliament and the European Commission.

It will take place in the European Parliament’s plenary chamber on 19 March at 14:00. (Place du Luxembourg 100, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium)

Oceans and seas are of crucial importance to the EU. Healthy oceans are home to a very rich biodiversity, act as climate-regulators, offer food security and contribute to the European economy, offering jobs for nearly 3.5 million people.

However, they are under increasing pressure from over-fishing, coastal eutrophication, marine litter and climate change. They need to be managed sustainably in order to conserve the fragile marine ecosystems.

Panel discussions will cover:

  • Global ocean governance
  • Sustainable blue economy
  • Healthy, clean seas and oceans by 2030

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