Maritime Forum

High-level conference the future of the blue planet

Event date:
19/03/2019 (All day)
Table of Contents
    the Parliament will host a conference on the future of oceans, with panel discussions covering global ocean governance; sustainable blue economy; and healthy, clean seas and oceans by 2030. The conference will start at 14.00 CET with doors opening at noon.
     

    Joint conference of the European Parliament and the European Commission

    European Parliament, Brussels – 19 March 2019Draft Programmeregistration

    12:00 – 14:00 Registration of participants (Atrium welcome point)

    14:00 – 15:00 Opening ceremony (plenary chamber)

    • Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament
    • Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission (TBC)
    • Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
    • Carlos Moedas, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Research, Science and Innovation (TBC)
    • Gesine Meissner, Special Envoy of the President of the European Parliament on Maritime Policy
    • Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU
    • Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer (TBC)
    • Nello Musumeci, President of Sicily (TBC)
    • Boyan Slat, Founder of The Ocean Cleanup (TBC) or Daniela Fernandez, Founder and CEO of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance (TBC)

    Family photo

    15:00 – 16:00 Panel 1: Shaping global ocean governance for the future

    (plenary chamber)

    Chair: Alain Cadec (EPP), Chair of the Parliament’s fisheries committee

    Introduction: Alain Cadec (EPP), Chair of the Parliament’s fisheries committee – João Aguiar Machado, Director of the European Commission’s directorate general for maritime affairs and fisheries – Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service

    • José Inácio Faria (EPP), Ulrike Rodust (S&D), Gabriel Mato (EPP) (TBC)
    • Steve Trent, Executive Director of the Environmental Justice Foundation
    • Maria Damanaki, Global Managing Director for oceans at the Nature Conservancy
    • Johan Rockström, Professor and Researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (TBC)
    • Árni M. Mathiesen, assistant director-general, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Food and Agriculture Organisation
    • Pasquale Legora De Feo, CEO of CO.NA.TE.CO S.P.A.

    Q&A

    16:00 – 17:00 Panel 2: Achieving healthy, clean seas and oceans

    (plenary chamber)

    Chair: Adina-Ioana Vălean (EPP), Chair of the Parliament’s committee on environment, public health and food safety

    Introduction: Adina-Ioana Vălean (EPP), Chair of the Parliament’s committee on environment, public health and food safety – Jean-Eric Paquet, Director of the European Commission’s directorate general for research and innovation – Joanna Drake, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Environment at the Eureopean Commission

    • Mark Demesmaeker (ECR), Ricardo Serrão Santos (ALDE), Cláudia Monteiro De Aguiar (EPP), Giovanni La Via (EPP)
    • Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO
    • Peter Herzig, eEecutive Director at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel
    • Søren Skou, CEO of the transport and logistics division of MAERSK CEO (TBC)
    • Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (TBC)

    Q&A

    17:00 – 18:00 Panel 3: A sustainable blue economy, reducing pressures on the oceans

    (plenary chamber)

    Chair: Jerzy Buzek, Chair of Parliament’s committee on industry, research and energy

    Introduction: Jerzy Buzek, Chair of Parliament’s committee on industry, research and energy – Emma Navarro, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank – Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s directorate general for internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs

    • Izaskun Bilbao Barandica (ALDE), Clara Eugenia Aguilera García (S&D), Christian Ehler (EPP), Dan Nica (S&D), Jakop Dalunde (Greens/EFA)
    • Vitor Verdelho, General Manager at the European Algae Biomass Association (EABA)
    • Ester Asin, Director of the WWF European Policy Office
    • Emanuele Grimaldi, Co-Managing Director at Grimaldi Group
    • Rémi Gruet, CEO Ocean Energy Europe

    Q&A

    18:00 – 18:30 Concluding remarks (plenary chamber)

    • Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
    • Gesine Meissner, Special Envoy of the President of the European Parliament on Maritime Policy

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