UN Ocean Conference: 198 countries adopt Lisbon Declaration

Source: The post is based on the article “UN Ocean Conference: 198 countries adopt Lisbon Declaration” published in Down To Earth on 4th July 2022.

What is the News?

At the UN Ocean Conference 2022, all 198 members of the United Nations unanimously adopted the Lisbon Declaration on ocean conservation. 

What is the UN Ocean Conference?

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What is the aim of the Lisbon Declaration?

The Lisbon Declaration aims to scale up science-based and innovative actions taking into account the capacity challenges facing developing countries in particular Small Island Developing States and Least Developing Countries.

The actions range from strengthening data collection to recognizing the role of indigenous people in sharing innovation and practices to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from international maritime transportation, especially shipping.

They also agreed to promote innovative financing solutions to achieve sustainable ocean-based economies and encourage women and girls’ meaningful participation in the ocean-based economy. 

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