Speakers, panelists, and participants pose for a group photo at Oceans Action Day at COP 24
Oceans Action Day at COP25 will assess existing ocean and climate action, and identify the gaps that need to be addressed. The event will: highlight the policy implications of the IPCC Special Reports on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, and on Global Warming of 1.5°C; and debate possible avenues for policy actions in response to these analyses.
Oceans Action Day at COP25 is the eighth in a series of ocean thematic days held at the UN Climate Change Conference since COP 15 in Copenhagen. The main organizers of Oceans Action Day at COP25 are the Global Ocean Forum; Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan; Oceano Azul Foundation, Portugal; Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK; Future Ocean Alliance; International Union for Conservation of Nature; Because the Ocean; Ocean and Climate Platform; The Carbon Institute; Canada Coastal Zone Association; International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification; with collaboration from the Governments of Chile, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Sweden, and United Kingdom.
Oceans Action Day at COP25 will take place from 6-7 December 2019, and comprise: on 6 December, the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action Oceans and Coastal Zones Action Event; and on 7 December, high level panels on:
Addressing the Oceans and Climate Nexus in the UNFCCC and Beyond: Key Challenges and Responses
Incorporating Ocean-Related Options in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
Knowledge/Science for Adaptation and Displacement Policies and Practices: Development and Implementation in Oceans and Coastal Zones; and
Mobilizing Support for Ocean and Climate Action
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, produced web coverage at the Oceans Action Day at COP 25.
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