The Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF) headed by Dr. Atsushi Sunami co-organized the International Webinar “Ocean Panel’s policy recommendations: Promoting sustainable ocean economies and international partnership” with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Palau in Japan and the Embassy of Norway in Japan on December 3, 2020.

This webinar was one of the webinars scheduled to take place on December 3 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. OPRI-SPF supports the panel as a member of its Advisory Network.

The webinars were 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. At the webinar, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga made remarks, and Ambassador Keiichi Ono of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who acts as Sherpa for Prime Minister Suga, presented the panel’s policy recommendations. Dr. Hide Sakaguchi, Managing Director, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), and other experts and stakeholders joined the webinar and discussed the ways to facilitate implementation of the recommendations along with future perspectives.

Overall program for this webinar


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