The kick-off meeting of the “Ocean Governance: Protecting and Restoring Marine Ecosystems, Catalysts for Building Peace and Security and Fostering Sustainable Economies” was held in Brussels on January 2020.
The aim of the projet is to promote EU’s engagement as a global actor in international ocean governance by fostering regional and inter-regional cooperation relevant to the protection and restoration of marine and coastal ecosystems. It will take forward concrete cooperation for specific identified marine protected areas and /or degraded coastal and marine ecosystems around 2 basins: the South Asian region and the Atlantic Ocean. It will actively contribute to the efficient management of marine protected areas and will enhance cooperation of marine protected areas in and between the Atlantic and the South Asian regions. It will also facilitate broader regional cooperation on marine and coastal resilience in the South Asian region with a view to underpin regional stability. Francis Staub is part of the core team of experts for this project.