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Objectives

Three overall objectives were identified by the Conference Steering Committee:

  1. Reinforce awareness amongst the European institutions, the EU Member States, the relevant regional and global institutions and the media about the unique natural heritage of the EU’s overseas entities, the threats that this heritage faces and the opportunities it can present;
  2. Enhance the effectiveness of action and cooperation between the EU, the Member States and the ORs and the OCTs in terms of adaptation to climate change, a model energy policy as well as the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity;
  3. Enhance regional cooperation between the ORs, the OCTs as well as their neighbours, and strengthen the voice of the ORs and OCTs on the international environmental scene in concert with the European Union and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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