Norway’s PM Støre becomes new leader of the Ocean Panel

Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) is taking over the chairmanship of the Ocean Panel, a high-level international panel for sustainable maritime economy.

Støre succeeds former Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) as chair of the panel.

The Ocean Panel, which consists of sitting heads of state and government from 14 countries, has committed itself to the sustainable management of 100% of its maritime and coastal areas by 2025.

The panel is also concerned about the important role of the sea in climate work to reduce emissions and plans to use the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow to push this agenda.

“The sea is a common good. It is critically important for human and planetary health, climate and food security, local workplaces, and the world economy. For the sea to continue to provide all of this that we are so dependent on, we must keep the sea fresh and clean,” Støre said.

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