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WORLD OCEANS DAY : AN OFFICIAL COP21 EVENT TO DISCUSS THE OCEAN’S ESSENTIAL ROLE IN THE CLIMATE & LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS OF OUR PLANET.

THE PURPOSE OF THE TODAY WORLD OCEANS DAY, AS AN OFFICIAL COP21 EVENT, IS TO MOBILIZE THE UNITE POLITICAL ACTORS, SCIENTISTS, YOUTH AND CIVIL SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF MARINE ECOSYSTEMS AND TO PLACE THE OCEAN AT THE HEART OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATIONS.

THE PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE (COP21), IS THE 21ST CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE UNFCCC ( THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE ) WHICH WILL BE TAKING PLACE IN PARIS AT THE END OF 2015.

195 STATES WILL COME TOGETHER TO DEBATE AND NEGOTIATE SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS RELATED TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

UNTIL NOW, THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE NEGOTIATIONS HAS BEEN MOSTLY ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, WHILE OCEAN RELATED ISSUES HAVE BEEN REMAINED OVERLOOKED.

THIS SPECIAL DAY IS DEDICATED TO THE IMPORTANCE OF THE OCEAN FOR HUMANITY AND THE GLOBAL CLIMATE SYSTEM.

AS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PLAYERS AT ALL LEVELS IN  OUR ADVANCED ECONOMIES EXAMINE OUR PROGRESS IN SAFEGUARDING OUR WATER AS A SOURCE OF WELL – BEING AND PROSPERITY,  THE TIME IS RIGHT TO EXPLORE IF AND HOW OCEANS AND RIVERS AS FRAGILE RESOURCES HAVE BEEN NUTURED WITH INVESTMENT, MANAGEMENT AND CARE.

WATER, LIKE AIR AND FOOD, IS OUR LIFE SUPPORT.

THE WORLD’S POPULATION WILL REACH SOME 9 BILLION BY 2050, MEANING MORE DEMAND AND MORE COMPETITION FOR SCARCE RESOURCES.

WATER COVERS ABOUT 70% OF THE SURFACE OF OUR PLANET. BUT ONLY 2.5% OF IT IS FRESH WATER.

WHICH ISSUES WILL MOST AFFECT WATER OVER THE NEXT 20 TO 30 YEARS AS OCEANS AND RIVERS ARE CONSTANTLY AT RISK WHILE POLLUTION THREATENS OUR HEALTH AND OUR ENVIRONMENT ?

WE MUST TURN THIS SITUATION AROUND : THIS IMPLIES THAT STAKEHOLDERS FROM THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS, NONPROFITS AND THE PUBLIC JOIN FORCES IN A HOLISTIC WAY TO DESIGN FUTURE STRATEGIES FOR SECURING FRESH WATER AND OCEANS.

TODAY, ON JUNE 8TH, THE OCEAN’S DAY  FORUM IS  GATHERING A UNIQUE BLEND OF CREATIVE MINDS, DECISION – MAKERS AND EXPERTS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE , TO FIND THE SOLUTIONS TO PRESSING GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN CONNECTION WITH WATER.

 THIS  FORUM IS  A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE WITH STAKEHOLDERS FROM ACROSS THE POLICY COMMUNITY.

IT DRAWS ATTENTION TO THE VITAL ROLE  THE OCEAN PLAYS IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE AS A MAJOR SOURCE OF OXYGEN.

IT ALSO HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPACTS OF HUMAN ACTIONS ON THE OCEAN WITH THE HOPE OF ENCOURAGING, MOBILIZING AND UNITING THE WORLD BEHIND A PROJECT OF SUSTAINABLE OCEAN MANAGEMENT.

WE, AT WWW.CONVERSATIONPRIVEE.COM / WWW.OFF.THE-RECORDMESSAGING.COM ARE PRETTY PROUD  TO ATTEND AND SUPPORT  IN OUR COLUMNS THE WORLD OCEANS DAY AND REPORT TO OUR  VALUED READERS THE BRAND NEW SOLUTIONS  DEEMED TO TURN WATER INTO A FLOW OF NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR GREEN, INCLUSIVE, SUSTAINABLE GROWTH .

AS DECLARED BY UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY – GENERAL BAN KI – MOON  » TOGETHER LET’S ENSURE OCEANS CAN SUSTAIN US INTO THE FUTURE »