There is no Ocean B. What we must do to restore our blue planet


13 June


5:30 pm


Bozar, Brussels and virtual

Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Since 2021, the European Commission has been preparing legally-binding targets to restore biodiversity and degraded ecosystems —in particular those with the most potential to capture and store carbon, prevent and reduce the impact of natural disasters.

This June, you’re invited to a high level event bringing together decision makers and relevant stakeholders to discuss what can be done at EU level to protect and conserve our ocean and its ecosystems.


  • Discover collective actions you—EU citizens and decision makers— can take to help restore our ocean
  • Call on decision makers to protect and restore European seas and coastlines
  • Learn about blue NGOs’ rescue plan for Europe’s seas and coastal areas


  • Hans Bruyninckx, executive director, European Environment Agency
  • Grace O’Sullivan, MEP (Greens), European Parliament
  • Jessica Antonisse, youth ambassador, EurOcean
  • Barbara Rodenburg-Geertsema, small-scale fisher, Goede vissers
  • Adam Weiss, head of oceans, ClientEarth
  • Alexandra Cousteau, senior advisor, Oceana and co-founder, Oceans 2050

Moderated by Tamsin Rose


5:30-6:15pm Registration and networking

6:30-6:35pm Welcome remarks and event introduction

6:35-7:00pm Blue Manifesto: report presentation, 2022 key learnings and collective action opportunities presented by Adam Weiss, head of oceans, ClientEarth

7:00-7:45pm Panel discussion

7:45-8:15pm Audience Q&A

8:15-8:45pm Visual art and music performance by Antoine De Schuyter

8:45-9:00pm Final remarks by Alexandra Cousteau, senior advisor, Oceana and co-founder, Oceans 2050

You can either:

  • join the physical event in Bozar, Brussels. Free access upon registration. COVID-19 measures in place apply. Register today ! (number of seats is limited !)
  • join the event livestream and access the content remotely


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