Thursday, 7 December (Ministerial Session)

10:00 – 11:00 5.1. Opening of the Session

  • Introductory speech by Ms. Maša Kociper, State Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister of Slovenia
  • Welcoming address by Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Deputy Executive Director of UNEP
  • Welcoming address and introductory remarks by H. E. Dr. Robert Golob, Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of  Slovenia

11:00 – 11:30 5.2. Report on Activities carried out in the framework of UNEP/MAP since the 22nd Meeting of the Contracting Parties (COP 22)

11.30 – 13:00 5.3. Ministerial Session, panel: “Green transition in the Mediterranean: From decisions to actions”.

  • Ms. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj, eminent scientist, one of Slovenia’s pioneers in researching the impact of climate change and a member of the IPCC for more than 16 years
  • Ms. Birgit Vogel, Executive Secretary, International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)
  • Mr. Almotaz Abadi, Deputy Secretary-General, Union for the Mediterranean
  • Mr. Jean-Charles Orsucci, Mayor of Bonifacio, France
  • Mr. Michael Scoullos, Chairperson, MIO-ECSDE
  • G. Ahmed Yassin, young leader / co-founder of Banlastic Egypt

13:00 Group photo (Heads of Delegations)

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch Break (Lunch for Ministers and Heads of Delegations, hosted by the Government of  Slovenia)

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch Break and Side Events: Biodiverity and Marine protected Areas, Marine protected areas and Biodiversity, Pollution (including marine litter, pt. 3)

15:00 – 16:30 5.3. Ministerial Session, panel: “Green transition in the Mediterranean: From decisions to actions” – Continued

16:30 – 17:00 5.4. Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award 2022–2023

17:00 – 18:00 5.5. Portorož Ministerial Declaration

18:00 – 20:00 Biodiversity and Marine Protected Areas

20:00-22:00 Women’s leadership event