Friends of Ocean Action is a unique, informal group of over 55 ocean leaders who are fast-tracking solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the ocean. Its members – the Friends – come from business, civil society, international organizations, science and technology.
The mission of Friends of Ocean Action is to use our knowledge, means and influence to help the international community take the urgent steps needed to “conserve and sustainably use our ocean, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”
UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
We have the knowledge, power and technology to put the ocean on a path to recovery. The ocean’s power of regeneration is remarkable, if we just offer it the chance.
Working alongside the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy that brings the political will of 12 heads of government, our aim is to drive action and transformative, high-impact and scaleable initiatives in time for the proposed UN Ocean Conference in 2020. We have the following action tracks:
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Virtual Ocean Dialogues to Fast-track Action, Innovation and Resilience
Innovation and solutions are at the forefront of the first Virtual Ocean Dialogues, a summit to fast-track actions for a healthier ocean and planet hosted by the Friends of Ocean Action a...
Special Envoy for the Ocean calls for elimination of harmful fisheries subsidies by end of the year
Friends of Ocean Action co-chair adds his voice to those affirming support for the intensification of their efforts to develop new WTO disciplines in 2020, including a Fisheries Subsidies...