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The High Level Panel brings together world leaders who recognize that economic production and Ocean protection must be mutually supporting if we are to “produce, protect and prosper”. It is an initiative of serving heads of government committed to catalyzing bold, pragmatic solutions for Ocean health and wealth that support the Sustainable Development Goals and build a better future for people and planet.

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Scott Morrison

Prime Minister of Australia

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Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

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Sebastián Piñera

President of Chile

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Frank Bainimarama

Prime Minister of Fiji

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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President of Ghana

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Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo

President of Indonesia

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Andrew Michael Holness

Prime Minister of Jamaica

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Shinzō Abe

Prime Minister of Japan

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Uhuru Kenyatta

President of Kenya

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador

President of Mexico

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Dr. Hage Gottfried Geingob

President of Namibia

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Erna Solberg

Prime Minister of Norway

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Tommy Remengesau, Jr

President of Palau

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António Costa

Prime Minister of Portugal

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Supporting Member

Peter Thomson

United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

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The Ocean is the life source of our planet and vital for healthy human societies and a thriving world economy – our ally in the quest for a sustainable future. It covers 70% of the Earth's surface, is the planet's largest biosphere, and is home to 50-80% of all life on Earth. The Ocean also:



Of the Earth's oxygen



Of all CO2 emissions



Of the additional heat generated from those emissions