Milan hosts “One Ocean” Forum

Urgent dialogue on ocean sustainability.

International experts will meet in Milan on 3 and 4 October to draft a charter to save the world’s imperilled oceans.

The forum will bring two days of debates, speeches, position papers and round tables aiming to build public awareness of the critical condition of the aquatic ecosystem. Intended to be the first of a regular series of meetings, this first edition will focus on four major issues:

Marine litter and pollution, or the enormous quantity of refuse polluting the seas, with drastic effects on the food chain and danger of extinction of over 1,300 natural species.

Climate and global changes, with the effect of acidification of sea-water.

Blue technologies, using innovation and research to develop new policies for exploitation of the resources.

Ocean literacy, or the diffusion of awareness in the public domain and education for better care of our ecosystem.

Access to the forum, held in the Franco Parenti Theatre in Via Pier Lombardo 14, is free of charge as long as places are available; registration is required.  The event programme and registration form are available on the One Ocean Forum website.