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12/3 International Webinar “Ocean Panel’s policy recommendations: Promoting sustainable ocean economies and international partnership”

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International Webinar
“Ocean Panel’s policy recommendations:
Promoting sustainable ocean economies and international partnership”

Overview
 Webinars are scheduled to take place on 3 December 2020 in the countries that are represented by their heads of states and government leaders who are the members of the "High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy" launched by the initiative of the Government of Norway. The webinars will be held to disseminate the policy recommendations formulated by the High Level Panel. Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abo was a member of the Panel and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has succeeded and acts as a member of the panel.

 The Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF) headed by Dr. Atsushi Sunami will co-organize this international webinar, with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Embassy of Palau and Embassy of Norway in Japan. OPRI-SPF supports the panel as a member of its Advisory Network. At the webinar, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will make remarks, and Ambassador Keiichi Ono of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who acts as Sherpa for Prime Minister Suga, will present the panel's policy recommendations. Dr. Hide Sakaguchi, Managing Director, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), and other experts and stakeholders will join the webinar and discuss the ways to facilitate implementation of the recommendations along with future perspectives. 
Co-organizers
 
Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Venue Online (Streamed online. The streaming URL will be provided in the email confirming registration.)
 
Date and time
 
Thursday December, 3, 2020, 10:00-11:30 AM (JST)
 
Cooperation
 
Embassy of the Republic of Palau in Japan
Embassy of Norway in Japan
Theme
 
“Ocean Panel’s policy recommendations: 
Promoting sustainable ocean economies and international partnership” 
Program 【Opening remarks】
Dr. Atsushi Sunami, President, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, and President, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)

【HLP Member remarks】
H.E. Mr. Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan (video)

【HLP Co-chairs remarks】
H.E. Mr. Tommy Remengesau, Jr. President, Republic of Palau
H.E. Ms. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister, Norway (video)

【Guest remarks】
H.E. Mr. Francis Matsutaro, Ambassador, Republic of Palau to Japan
H.E. Ms. Inga M. W. Nyhamar, Ambassador of Norway to Japan

【Keynote address (Presenting the Panel's recommendations)】
H.E. Amb. Keiichi Ono, Director-General for Global Issues and Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan

【Pacific island perspectives - remarks】
H.E. Ms. Ngedikes Olai Uludong, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Palau to the UN in New York

【Panel discussion】
Speakers:
Dr. Hide Sakaguchi, Managing Director, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Mr. Hiroyuki Sato, Manager, Sustainability Group, Corporate Planning Department, Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Mr. Satoshi Yajima, Deputy Director-General, Business Development Department, JERA Co., Inc.
Dr. Shunichi Honda, Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme – International Environment Technology Center
Dr. Yimnang Golbuu, CEO, Palau International Coral Reef Center

Moderator:
Mr. Masanori Kobayashi, Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF

*The speakers of the preceding High Level Session will also join as panelists. Please kindly note that the speakers are subject to change.
 
Other 【Attendance fee】
Free

【Language】
Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation

【Other】
Please register from the form provided below.

The streaming URL will be provided in the email confirming registration.
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Contact:
Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)
TEL:03-5157-5210
Please send inquiries on the event to oceanpolicy (@) spf.or.jp

For media inquiries:
Media Relations Department, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Email: spfpr (@) spf.or.jp

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