An Oceans Goal would ensure the economic, social and political empowerment of the oceasns and ensure all aspects of national development, see the sea or ocean as active participants, champions and custodians of human welfare.
Over 200.000 fisher folk make a living from the Caribbean Sea
Over 35 nations and territories share the Cariibbean Sea
Over 1,000,000 people cruise on the Caribbean Sea
Urge policymakers to support establishment of basic marine studies in Caribbean Schools .
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Do you agree that global policymakers should set a standalone Oceans Goal as a successor to the Millennium Development Goals?
Send your questions or views via Facebook or Twitter to #CaribSea4Life. A selection of tweets will be put to the speakers.
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THE CARIBBEAN SEAFAN FESTIVAL ONLINE
On June 8th, in commemoration of World Oceans Day, join the virtual Caribbean SeaFan Community.
LIFE NEEDS THE CARIBBEAN SEA!
Dr. Patil is a Senior Econmist at The Worldbank and lead author of the report on the Caribbean Blue Economy.
Mr. Alleng is a Climate Change Specialist with the Climate Chage and Sustainability (CCS) Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Ms. Hobson is the Project Manager for UNEP-EC "Building Capacit for Coastal Ecosystem-Based Adaptation in Small Island Developing States". She is also the Interim Coordinator of the Caribean Youth Enviroment Network, Grenada Chapter.
ABOUT THE CARIBBEAN SEAFAN FILM FESTIVAL
The Caribbean SeaFan Film Festival is founded to tell stories through lectures, interviews, films and videos, poetry and music about the important environmental, economic, cultural and social role that the Caribbean Sea plays in the life of the Caribbean peoples.
Organized in honor of World Oceans Day, the vision is to bring together the fans of the Caribbean Sea, across diverse communities to share stories and create common bonds.