Ocean Action Hub

1 Apr 2019 - SDG Knowledge Hub - Participants at the tenth edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative (MBI) discussed topics related to marine protected areas (MPAs), including the ambition and actions needed to set the scene for the post-2020 period when the current target to conserve at least ten percent of coastal and marine areas is to be achieved, the importance of ecological and social networks for ensuring the effectiveness of MPAs, and the links between MPAs and the economy of the ocean.

Links with ongoing negotiations on the protection of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction were highlighted, as were links to the 2019 meeting of the G7, the 2020 meeting of the World Conservation Congress, CBD COP 15, and the 2020 UN Ocean Conference.

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Lynn Wagner
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Marine Protected Areas