The Sustainable Oceans Lab

The Sustainable Oceans Lab

Working together to enhance the sustainable management of our marine ecosystems globally

As oceans are the largest ecosystem on our planet, they are ist principal system supporting life on earth. Yet, human activity is destroying the oceans. Impacts range from the collapse of fish stocks and the destruction of habitats to the acidification of oceans, resulting in a declining ability to support life.

How are we to address a challenge as vast as this one?

How can we forge an economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible vision for the use of ocean biodiversity and marine natural resources?

How can actors with divergent interests be brought together to take action that ensures long-term sustainability of the oceans?

The Sustainable Oceans Lab is a leadership programme which offers space for exchange and learning to leaders and change agents active in the management and governance of oceans. In a one-year-process (from March 2015 to February 2016) around 30 participants from civil society, government and the business community from different multi-stakeholder initiatives from all over the world will work together on issues they face in their respective initiatives and create sustainable development solutions to address the following question:

How can we work together to enhance the sustainable management of our marine ecosystems globally?

The Sustainable Oceans Lab is jointly convened by the Global Leadership Academy of GIZ and the Blue Solutions Initiative.

For further information, take a look at the factsheet or contact Jan Kleine Büning from the Blue Solutions Initiative.