In the wake of the UN Ocean Conference held in Lisbon, and co-organized by Portugal and Kenya, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, and the President of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves Robles, announced their joint intention to co-host the third UN Ocean Conference, to be held in 2025 in France, after a preparatory meeting in Costa Rica in 2024.

France and Costa Rica have been long standing partners on the commitment to promote the sustainable management of the ocean and the improvement of marine governance. As co-chairs of the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People launched by both countries in 2019, which are delighted to announce that, in Lisbon, France and Costa Rica have reached the objective of 100-member countries in the coalition. In the same line, both countries will continue the joint effort to strengthen this coalition with even more members to plead for 30% of earth and ocean protection by 2030. France and Costa Rica have a historical relationship of collaboration in crucial areas of the global environmental agenda, whether it is within the Alliance for the Conservation of Rainforests, or in the depths of our oceans, within the Blue Carbon Coalition. 

These concrete achievements drive us to go further and raise the common ambitions for 2025 both globally and nationally. France and Costa Rica are strongly committed for the future of our planet and our oceans.

With the support of the international community for this offer, Costa Rica and France will begin an inclusive and transparent process for the preparation of the next Conference, in the framework of the United Nations General Assembly.