27 October 2021 | Virtual
One of the main objectives of ESCAP's 4th Day Asia-Pacific for the Ocean was to launch the Regional Ocean Decade Program for the consideration and engagement of different constituents that may align activities with this program or benefit from its outputs. The ultimate goal of the Program is to accelerate individual and collective actions in the region, in order to reach Sustainable Development Goal 14 by 2030.
The event also facilitated thematic dialogues on 'International cooperation on the digital technologies to monitor ocean plastic pollution (A), 'Inclusive Maritime Connectivity for Building Back Better' (B), 'Accounting for ocean pollution: data integration to protect marine and coastal ecosystems (C)' and 'Ocean-climate nexus: blue carbon' (D). GOAP participated in interactive dialogues B and C.