At the core of the Our Ocean conferences are voluntary commitments for significant and meaningful actions towards clean, healthy and productive oceans. Previous conferences have resulted in nearly one thousand commitments. Governments, organisations and businesses are encouraged to announce new and far-reaching actions to the best of our oceans at this year’s conference. Commitments should have significant impact, be measurable and have a clear timeframe.
Progress on commitments should be reported annually to the host-country of the conference.
The fifth Our Ocean Conference in Indonesia strengthened the quality of commitments with a balanced distribution of commitments for each area of action. 305 tangible and measurable commitments, USD 10,7 billion monetary commitments and 14 million km2 of Marine Protected Area.