Island Pavilion at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference

Island Pavilion at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference

Join Island Innovation at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon on 27 June to 1 July and connect with islands from around the world!


Date: 27 June to 1 July 2022

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

The Island Innovation team will be on the ground at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference, providing live coverage and synopsis to connect islands around the world to what’s happening in Lisbon.

Their community is spread globally, and they want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to benefit from the discussions taking place on the future of the ocean, especially those living on islands and coastal areas. During the Conference, they are going to present our virtual “Island Pavilion” where they will share key insights related to remote, rural and island communities and provide resources for both those physically attending and those following online.

By registering to the Island Pavilion, you will receive daily updates, news and extra resources from the UN Ocean Conference, as well as access to the agenda and side events for those attending in person.

About the conference

A healthy ocean is vital to the livelihoods of billions of people, especially those living on islands and in coastal areas. Two-thirds of our planet is covered by water, and it is a key component of sustainable development. The health of our ocean is facing increasingly severe threats such as human-caused climate change, leading to rapidly warming ocean waters, overfishing, and growing levels of pollution, including massive quantities of single-use plastic. Protecting the ocean has never been more important.

The forthcoming Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is strengthening its efforts to mobilize, create and drive solutions to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. As one of the first milestones of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ newly launched Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals, the Conference will propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.