The online discussion on the environmental threats to the World Ocean will feature Philippe Cousteau Jr., scientist, journalist, and grandson of the famous French researcher and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau, as well as other international experts. The event will be held on 8 June 2020 at 12:00 in honour of World Oceans Day. The session is organized by the Roscongress Foundation with the support of United Shipbuilding Corporation.
Speakers will discuss how the current state of the World Ocean affects the Earths health, evaluate preservation and rehabilitation measures, discuss the environmental effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and consider the potential of efforts to reduce damage on a global scale.
The World Ocean covers 71% of the surface of the Earth, helps preserve life on the planet, and is an integral part of the sustainable development process and an important subject of scientific research.
· Paris Peace Forum President and former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (20052013) Pascal Lamy,
· photographer and biologist Cristina Mittermeier,
· United Shipbuilding Corporation President Alexei Rakhmanov,
· legendary hockey player and UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Arctic and Antarctic Vyacheslav Fetisov,
· Former President of the Republic of Costa Rica (19941998) and Antarctica2020 project founder José María Figueres,
· extreme sport athlete and UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador Lewis Pugh,
· Senior High Seas Advisor to the Global Marine and Polar Programme of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Kristina Gjerde.
Moderator: scientist, journalist Philippe Cousteau Jr.
World Oceans Day was officially established by the UN General Assembly in 2009 and is celebrated every year on 8 June. On this day ecologists, ichthyologists, and water centre staff from around the world coordinate their efforts to call for the protection of the oceans flora and fauna from the negative impact of human activity.