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Summary Report - Western Tropical Atlantic Regional Workshop (28-29 April 2020) in support of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

UN Agency

Following the First Global Planning Meeting, the Western Tropical Atlantic Regional Workshop was held virtually. The event was hosted by UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and co-organized by the Government of Mexico with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

  • Background

This document presents the summary results of the working groups on the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (The Decade) six societal outcomes of the Western Tropical Atlantic Regional Workshop, 28-29 April 2020.

  • Summary

- Working Group I: A clean ocean whereby sources of pollution are identified, quantified and reduced and pollutants removed from the ocean.
- Working Group II: A healthy and resilient ocean whereby marine ecosystems are mapped and protected, multiple impacts, including climate change, are measured and reduced, and provision of ocean ecosystem services is maintained.
- Working Group III: A predicted ocean whereby society has the capacity to understand current and future ocean conditions, forecast their change and impact on human wellbeing and livelihoods.
- Working Group IV: A safe ocean whereby human communities are protected from ocean hazards and where the safety of operations at sea and on the coast is ensured.
- Working Group V: A sustainably harvested and productive ocean ensuring the provision of food supply and alternative livelihoods.
- Working Group VI: A transparent and accessible ocean whereby all nations, stakeholders and citizens have access to ocean data and information, technologies and have the capacities to inform their decisions.
- Cross-cutting issues


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