Ocean 20

G20 agenda

The Group of 20 represents:

It has an undeniably important role in protecting marine ecosystems. Restoring their value and ensuring long-term sustainability of the ocean economy represents a tremendous opportunity to address many of the priorities set out in the G20 agenda. In thisimportant year for action on the ocean and broader sustainable development agenda, the G20 Leaders’ Summit will be a critical moment to foster systemic collaborations aimed at maximizing opportunities presented by the sustainable ocean economy.

Economic growth, jobs, conservation and innovation are all topics at the heart of the G20 agenda –there is a clear opportunity here in finding new solutions for key aspects of the G20 while also addressing critical environmental challenges that are putting at risk our global systems.

The launch meeting for the O20 is planned for 14 November 2022, when G20 countries, private sector and local communities will come together to formally identify key targets for O20 as a group committed to market transformation around the blue economy on the topics of:

  • coastal ecosystem restoration
  • sustainable blue and blended finance models
  • blue economy and blue carbon
  • sustainable blue foods
  • marine pollution

The members of the G20 are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union. Spain is also invited as a permanent guest. Each year, the Presidency invites guest countries, which take full part in the G20 exercise. Several international and regional organizations also participate, granting the forum an even broader representation.

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