What next steps for OurOcean?

What next steps for OurOcean?

As already expressed in its 2015 Statement for Oceans and Climate, the Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup of the European Parliament fully endorses the statement of the Our Ocean Conference that “all of us depend on the ocean: for our water, our food, our climate and our air”.

Our action has indeed left our ocean “heavily affected by pollution, overexploitation, coastal degradation and global warming. This has severe consequences for all.”

In this Context, the EU had the honour to host the Our Ocean Conference in Malta on 5-6 October 2017. It offered a great opportunity to showcase commitments illustrating the leading role Europe plays in achieving maritime sustainable development.

The Intergroup do believe that a new vision is needed, along with strong and action-oriented commitments.

Therefore, the Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup of the European Parliament would like to seize this great opportunity to organise a post OOC17 conference in Brussels in January. It would be the occasion to present the results of the OOC17 while reflecting upon the potential next steps for action.

The Agenda is available here-below.

 

 

 

 

The Intergroup is pleased to count on Ocean and Climate Platform in the organisation of this conference.

Event Properties

Event Date 10-01-2018 13:00
Event End Date 10-01-2018 16:00
Location
Parlement Européen Bruxelles
Rue Wiertz, 1047 Bruxelles, Belgique
Parlement Européen Bruxelles
Attachment 180110 Agenda.pdf
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What is an Intergroup?

The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup is one of the 28 Intergroups that were approved on 11 December 2014 by the Conference of Presidents. Intergroups can be formed by MEPs from any political group and any parliamentary committee with a view to holding informal exchanges of views on particular issues and to promoting contact between MEPs and civil society.

The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup brings together more than 80 MEPs from six different political groups and from 19 Member States.

Intergroups are not Parliament bodies and therefore may not express Parliament's opinion.

Intergroups are subject to internal rules adopted by the Conference of Presidents on 16 December 1999 (last updated on 11 September 2014), which set out the conditions under which intergroups may be established at the beginning of each parliamentary term and their operating rules.