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United Nations Ocean Conference Webinar

Keeping the Momentum for Ocean Action: Private Sector Participation and Engagement

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Keeping the Momentum for Ocean Action: Private Sector Participation and Engagement

Engaging the private sector in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, Life Below Water, is essential in ensuring the sustainable use of marine resources. Listen to the OnDemand webinar to mobilize the private sector, share information and brainstorm ideas on how to strengthen the momentum for ocean action among businesses during the preparatory process of the 2020 UN Ocean Conference.

This session of the four-part series “Keeping the Momentum for Ocean Action” is a joint effort from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Global Compact and the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service. You will hear from our expert, Jay Borkland, how ocean industries can contribute to recover better by providing new jobs and businesses through a clean, green, and just transition. 

The webinar addresses the objectives;

  • Analyze and assess the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on the ocean and ocean-related economies
  • To keep the momentum in preparation for the 2020 UN Ocean Conference through the mobilization of the private sector;
  • To collect ideas and recommendations on the necessary adjustments of the political declaration and how to strengthen outreach and mobilization for the Ocean Conference

The webinar gathers a diverse group of speakers:

  • H.E Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the United Nations General Assembly
  • Ms. Lotta Tahtinen, Chief, Outreach and Partnerships Branch, Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG), UNDESA
  • Ambassador Lazarus O. Amayo, Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations 
  • Ambassador Duarte Lopes, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations
  • Mr. Sturla Henriksen, Special Advisor, Ocean, UN Global Compac
  • Mr. Alfredo Tello, Technical and Sustainability, Manager, Camanchaca
  • Mr. Jay Borkland, Senior Engineering Manager, LRQA
  • Mr. Jay Collins, Citigroup
  • Amb. Peter Thomson, UNSG’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

Additional notes of the concept and agenda of this webinar can be found at UN.org here
If you want more information on the webinar series, please visit here

Jay Borkland

Jay Borkland

Jay Borkland
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