October 5, 2017
Large Ocean Nations take lead on sustainable Blue Growth in oceans
Hosted by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Government of the Faroe Islands in close cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Commonwealth Secretariat, our role was to facilitate the discussions and lead the delegations towards greater collaboration and dialogue on successful Blue Growth practices.
The term “Large Ocean Nations" – in contrast to small island states – is a clever spin as it reflects that these nations control vast oceanic areas with corresponding economic and political potential. They share responsibility and commitment to the health of the ocean and are fundamental actors in the emerging international ocean governance agenda.
Participants in the Large Ocean Nations Forum on Blue Growth came from Cabo Verde, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Grenada, Iceland, Malta, Mauritius, Norway, Papua New Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Vanuatu, and the European Union.
If you want to learn more, check out what our friends at the FAO Blue Growth team took away from the forum.