G20’s Mumbai dialogue to focus on sustainable ocean management, marine biodiversity conservation

G20’s Mumbai dialogue to focus on sustainable ocean management, marine biodiversity conservation

The three-day event will commence with a side event on Beach Clean Up in Juhu, Mumbai, which would be followed by the side event, the Ocean 20 Dialogue.

FPJ News ServiceUpdated: Saturday, May 20, 2023, 06:49 PM IST
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Mumbai: The focus of the 3rd Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group (ECSWG) meeting, part of the G20 summit that will be held in Mumbai May 21 to 23, will be on steering the discussions around communique with a more outcome driven approach.

Beach Clean Up in Juhu

The three-day event will commence with a side event on Beach Clean Up in Juhu, Mumbai, which would be followed by the side event, the Ocean 20 Dialogue. The beach clean-up is an initiative aimed at enhancing awareness and to sensitise citizens on the role of community participation in safeguarding our coasts and oceans.

Ocean 20 Dialogue

The Ocean 20 platform, launched during the Indonesia Presidency Dialogue, was aimed to advance ideation and action for ocean solutions. To ensure continuity and build on the initiative, the Indian Presidency is demonstrating active leadership by anchoring the Ocean 20 Dialogue in the 3rd ECSWG which will focus on three significant pillars of the Blue Economy.

Both the side events are aimed at promoting a sustainable and climate resilient Blue Economy.

Details of first session

The sessions on Sunday will cover various aspects of the Blue Economy. The first session of the day will be on science, technology and innovation for a Blue Economy. The subsequent session will be on policy, governance and participation, with the concluding session on establishing blue finance mechanisms for Blue Economy. The deliberations will be aimed at working towards the well-being of the oceans and the need to make conscious efforts towards reversing damage to them and protecting our marine resources.

The next two days will involve discussions on the draft ministerial communique with deliberations tuned towards achieving a consensus amongst the G20 countries. The closed-door sessions will conclude on a way forward note for the fourth ECSWG.

ECSWG looking to enhance cooperation among G20 nations

The Environment and Climate Sustainability Group (ECSWG) under India’s G20 Presidency aims to enhance cooperation among the G20 nations to develop state of the art solutions for sustainable management of oceans and marine biodiversity conservation. The need for concerted global efforts and immediate action to address the current scenario has been consistently underscored in the meetings.

The third ECSWG meeting is a critical step in fostering the efforts of the G20 countries, invitee nations, and international organisations towards a sustainable and resilient future.

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