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High level Conference on Climate Change and Oceans Preservation

19 February 2019

Egmont Palace


The impact of climate change on the oceans and marine environment poses major challenges. Researchers are sounding the alarm. Even with the most stringent emission reductions, global sea level will rise dramatically, disrupting life on land and in the seas. To meet what is probably the greatest challenge of this century, Belgium is organising the international conference Climate Change and Oceans Preservation in Brussels on Tuesday 19 February 2019. This conference will not only take stock of current issues but will also give countries, sectors and organizations the opportunity to sign the Brussels Declaration and thus reaffirm their commitment to future generations.

A joint initiative of the federal ministers in charge of the environment and the North Sea.

Marie Christine Marghem, Minister of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
Philippe De Backer, Minister of the North Sea

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Registration is compulsory for security reasons. Only registered journalists will be admitted to the Egmont Palace. Accreditation can be requested at the following address: climateoceans.press@health.fgov.be.

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