Marine Forum of Ibiza and Formentera 2020

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November 5th and 6th. Cultural Centre of Jesús

Origins

The Marine Forum of Ibiza & Formentera was born in 2019 out of a concern shared by the members of our Promoter Group. The companies Trasmapi and OD Group came together with foundations such as Pacha, Marilles and IbizaPreservation, plus Vellmarí Association, with a vision  to create a space where the environmental future of our islands was top of the agenda.

The first edition of the Marine Forum was a success. All the conferences and panels of    the 22 speakers were full to capacity. We welcomed artists from various disciplines and more than 30 exhibitors. The Forum had excellent media coverage, valued at around € 300.000.

Objectives

The Marine Forum of Ibiza and Formentera is an annual symposium for open debates focused on and around marine conservation issues affecting the two islands, with contributions from national and world-renowned experts.

The symposium provides a unique opportunity by uniting public and private sectors with civil society, all sharing a common concern for the protection of our marine environment.

It serves as a think tank, through which marine conservation projects can be developed, discussed, promoted and monitored.

 

The three pillars of the Marine Forum of Ibiza and Formentera

The Forum aims to stimulate high-level debate and propose a framework for the recovery of our marine environment, in the hope of reaching this goal by 2030.

This framework is based around three key objectives:

  • Reducing discharges of wasterwater into the sea
  • Improving the protection of coastal habitats
  • Eliminate single-use plastics in Ibiza & Formentera by 2021