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Japan – Norway Sustainable Ocean Policy Forum 2022

Overview  The ocean connects the world, and it is vital to promote international collective actions to safeguard its future sustainability. In 2018, the Government of Norway therefore launched the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) in order to promote powerful new sustainability agenda for the world’s ocean. Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and President Surangel Whipps Jr. of Palau co-chairs the Panel in which Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan participate. The Ocean Panel has released its policy recommendations in December 2020, in which the development and implementation of sustainable ocean plans and the establishment of sustainable fisheries are important pillars. They will be the thematic focus of the Ocean Seminar.

 The discussions will be conducted by Japanese and Norwegian government representatives, experts and practitioners, who will exchange views and perspectives with a view to building strong international partnerships. The discussions are particularly relevant now, in the run-up to the Our Ocean Conference in Palau in April and the the 2nd UN Ocean Conference in Portugal in June.
 
Date and time
Monday and Tuesday 14–15 February 2022, 16:00-18:00(JST)
Venue Online (Streamed on SPF's YouTube channel)
Theme
 
 
14 February: Sustainable Ocean Management and Marine Spatial Planning
15 February: Sustainable Fisheries and International Partnership
Speakers

14 February Opening: Dr. Atsushi Sunami, President of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Keynote Panel:
- Moderator: Mr. Masanori Kobayashi, Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF
- Mr. Per Wilhelm Schive, Director, Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment
- Mr. Toshihiro Kitamura, Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
- Mr. Yohei Mori, Examiner, Biodiversity Policy Division, Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Interactive Panel:
- Moderator: Mr. Masanori Kobayashi, Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF
- Prof. Elise Johansen, University of Tromsø and Specialist Counsel at Wikborg Rein
- Dr. Peter Haugan, Director, Norwegian Institute of Marine Research
- Dr. Mitsutaku Makino, Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo
- Mr. Iku Sato, Senior General Manager, Ocean Renewable Energy Division, TODA Corporation
- Mr. Tomohiko Tsunoda, Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF

Closing: H.E. Ms. Inga M.W. Nyhamar, Ambassador of Norway

 

15 February Opening: H.E. Ms. Inga M.W. Nyhamar, Ambassador of Norway

Keynote Panel:
- Moderator: Mr. Masanori Kobayashi, Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF
- Mr. Takashi Koya, Director-General, Fishery Agency, Japan
- Ms. Liv Holmefjord, former National Director of Fisheries of Norway
- Mr. Kazuhiko Nakamura, Deputy Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
- Dr. Hide Sakaguchi, President, OPRI-SPF

Interactive Panel:
Moderator: Mr. Masanori Kobayashi, Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF
- Prof. Jahn Petter Johnsen, University of Tromsø, Norway
- Prof. Yutaka Michida, University of Tokyo, and Member, UNESCO-IOC
- Prof. Joji Morishita, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
- Mr. Kenji Matsunaga, President, Meiho Fishery Co., Ltd
- Mr. Tetsuji Ida, Senior Staff Writer and Editorial Writer, Kyodo News Agency

Closing: Dr. Hide Sakaguchi, President, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Note: The speakers and the theme may be changed due to unexpected causes.

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Contact:
Ocean Policy Research Institute
TEL:03-5157-5210
Please send inquiries on the event to oceanpolicy(@)spf.or.jp

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