On January 23rd, Andrea Barbanti from CNR was invited to gave a short presentation of PHAROS4MPAs during one of the panels of the UN Decade Regional (Mediterranean) Event in Venice.
This event provided a forum to gather ocean leaders/champions/key stakeholders to further discuss and prioritize the issues identified at the First Global Planning Meeting. Plenary and working groups facilitates regional, interdisciplinary discussions across sectors (such as: ocean science and technology; ocean policy and sustainable development; business and industry; NGOs and civil society; donors and foundations) to identify concrete deliverables and partnerships to meet the Decade's six societal objectives.
It was the perfect occasion for our partner to introduce the notion of blue growth, challenges and risks and propose the PHAROS4MPAs recommendations as key solutions. The presentation received a lot of appreciations!