United Nations Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson, has paid a courtesy call on the President's Special Envoy for Climate Change, Sabra Ibrahim Noordeen.
The UNSG's Special Envoy met with the President's Special Envoy on Monday at the President’s Office.
At the meeting, the two envoys spoke on the recent multilateral progress on ocean conservation and biodiversity, including the Global Treaty on Plastic Pollution, the High Seas Treaty and the Global Biodiversity Framework. They also emphasized on the inextricable link between the ocean and climate change.
The UNSG's Special Envoy is in Malé to attend the Conference on ‘Sustainable Ocean Management in the Maldives and the Indian Ocean'. This Conference was held on March 12, 2023 at Hotel Jen.
The Conference is organised by the Ocean Policy Research Institute of Sasakawa Peace Foundation in partnership with a local NGO, Women and Democracy.
The Special Envoy for Climate Change Sabra also participated in the conference. She spoke about the need for more engagement and awareness about the value of sustainability and marine conservation.
The conference explored the progress made by the Maldives towards a sustainable ocean and blue economy and the challenges and future prospects for the Maldives and the East Indian Ocean.