Bringing together leaders from coastal states, Small Island Developing States, members of the Vulnerable Country Forum and developed countries, as well as representatives of international organisations and finance institutions, experts from international and national research institutions, think tanks and global centres of excellence, and civil society and non-governmental organisations for a two-day hybrid conference
High Level Address
Leader of the government of Viet Nam
Prime Minister of Viet Nam
Mr. Le Minh Ngan
Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam
H.E. Anniken Huitfeldt
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway
Mr. Achim Steiner
Mr. Peter Thomson
UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
Prof. Peter Haugan
Programme Director at Institute of Marine Research, Norway and Chair of the Expert Group – High-Level Panel on Sustainable Ocean Economy
AGENDA DAY 1: THU 12 MAY 2022
Special Event: Launch of the Viet Nam Blue Economy Study ("Blue Book")
Launch of the Exhibition Space and VIP Walkthrough
High-Level Opening Plenary Session - Opening Remarks And Welcome Speeches And Keynote Addresses
Thematic session A: Covid-19 Blue Recovery And Building Forward Better For A Climate-Resilient And Sustainable Ocean Economy
Special Plenary Session: Climate-Related Security Risks
AGENDA DAY 2: FRI 13 MAY 2022
Special Event: Flood And Storm Resilient Housing In Coastal Areas and Offshore Islands of Viet Nam
Special Plenary Session - Combating Marine Pollution And Plastics: A Key Challenge Of The 21st Century
Thematic Session B: Adaptation
Closing Plenary Session: Co-Chair's Statement And Closing Of The Conference
About the event
What are the solutions for a resilient blue economy?
That’s the question that must be asked now. Our oceans are critical for life. They provide food and livelihoods, stabilize the climate, and contribute millions of jobs and at least $1.5 trillion annually to the global economy.
Join distinguished leaders from coastal states, Small Island Developing States, members of the Vulnerable Country Forum (CVF/V20) and developed countries, as well as representatives of international organisations and finance institutions, experts from international and national research institutions, think tanks and global centres of excellence, and civil society and non-governmental organisations to:
- Discuss opportunities to promote sustainable use of ocean resources and the challenges posed by climate change and environmental pollution
- Identify opportunities to accelerate actions to protect ocean ecosystems for economic development while enhancing the resilience of vulnerable countries and communities
- Share experiences, best practices and research results to inspire successful sustainable ocean economies and climate change adaptation strategies and actions
- Build networks for cooperation, collaboration and develop synergies between initiatives
Climate change now code red threat to survival of entire human race
Climate change is a risk multiplier, and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK and the upcoming...
The global treaty on plastics and how Viet Nam can lead from the front
As global momentum builds on ending plastic pollution and marine debris, Viet Nam is strengthening its ability to build forward ...
The time is now for Vietnam’s Blue Economy
Viet Nam is building back from COVID-19 and now is the time to develop its blue economy in an integrated...
CO-CHAIR’S STATEMENT, 13 May 2022 – Towards a Sustainable and Resilient Blue Economy
The International Conference on Sustainable Ocean Economy and Climate Change Adaptation: Solutions for a Resilient Blue Economy took place in...