Emergency Marine Rescue Plan: Implementing the Roadmap to Recovery
Date and Time
21 October 2010 16:30 - 18:0
Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10)
Oceans are the least protected areas of the planet and progress is lamentably slow, with less than 1% of the world’s oceans given comprehensive protection. The current rate of protection means that there is little chance of the world’s governments meeting the 2012 target to establish a global network of marine protected areas. Greenpeace will be presenting a new report that will frame this lack of progress with the deepening crisis in the world’s oceans, show where the governance gaps are, explain what needs to be done and use the 2012 target and the failure to halt biodiversity loss by 2010 to demand that urgent action is taken. The event will highlight Greenpeace’s active campaign work both on the high seas and in national waters to illustrate various aspects of the problem and outline the solutions.