Mohammed VI Foundation for Protection of Environment to Discuss Oceans with Portuguese Embassy
Rabat – The Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, chaired by HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa, organizes a “Blue Talk” on Monday in Rabat, in partnership with the Embassy of Portugal in Morocco.
This Blue Talk, which will be held at the Hassan II International Center for Environmental Training, the academic arm of the Foundation, is part of continuous activities and actions carried out by the Foundation and its partners for the past 20 years.
This international event, which will be held on the eve of the United Nations Conference on the Oceans, scheduled from June 27 to July 1 in Lisbon, will mobilize Moroccan and African stakeholders for the oceans, said Friday a statement from the organizers.
As part of the Foundation’s commitment for seas and oceans, this event aims, in an inclusive and multi-stakeholder framework, to highlight the role of science and innovation for a sustainable exploitation of the oceans.
It also aims to deepen the basis for priority thematic exchanges to be addressed in the framework of the United Nations Conference in Lisbon and to strengthen the momentum towards the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development.
In addition, it seeks to build and leverage existing successful partnerships and stimulate the creation of new innovative partnerships oriented towards concrete and sustainable positive impact. The program of this event includes a high-level panel: “The United Nations Conference on the Oceans in Lisbon. What role for science and innovation?” and an Expert Panel.
HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa has been appointed in 2021 by the United Nations as Patron of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development, the press release recalls.
In order to maintain this momentum, the Foundation has organized a national workshop of partners on May 18, 2022 and will host, in close collaboration with IOC UNESCO, the Dialogue of Foundations in the framework of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development from 1 to 3 June 2022.
The Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, faithful to its fundamental mission of awareness and education, has been working for 20 years to mobilize all stakeholders to become more involved in the protection of the environment and sustainable development.