World Ocean Conference

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World Ocean Conference 2009
Date: May 11–15, 2009
Location: Grand Kawanua Convention Center, Manado, Indonesia
Participants: 83 countries

The World Ocean Conference is an international conference which includes diplomats and heads of state from a number of countries. It took place in May 2009 in Manado, Indonesia. Its topic is the threat to various nations from rising oceans due to global warming.[1]

The conference was scheduled to be held for five days. It included hundreds of officials and experts from 70 countries. It is seen as a prelude to talks in December 2009 regarding a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Disaster looms with rising sea levels: islands, AFP News Agency, via Yahoo News, Tue May 12, 2009.

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