Marine Conservation Institute Board members Sylvia Earle and Phillippe Cousteau  were joined by former President Bill Clinton and Dr. Jane Goodall as featured speakers at this week’s Eye on Earth Summit, an international conference to address the crucial importance of environmental decision-making.

In addition to these notable speakers, the Eye on Earth Summit is bringing together more than 1,000 leaders from around the world to collaborate on gathering the information and the data necessary to understand the ocean’s processes so that we can better protect our ocean while still maintaining the economic benefits the ocean provides to society. 

The goal of the summit is to reach a consensus and make recommendations as to what should be the priorities and focus at Rio+20, The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which Marine Conservation Institute will be attending in 2012. To follow the progress of the Eye on Earth summit, follow the developments on twitter, and be sure to stay tuned to hear more about their conclusions, special initiatives and a declaration towards Rio+20 which should be announced tomorrow.

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