Oceans Action Day at COP 23

Oceans Action Day at COP 23, 11 November 2017, Bonn, Germany

At the COP 23, the oceans community will address progress in action on the most pressing topics related to climate change and reflect on the diverse efforts of the ocean community to find and implement swift solutions. The COP 23 Oceans Action Day will focus on action on the ground and showcase lessons learned, best practices and recommendations for replication and upscaling of successful experiences, documenting information useful for the Facilitative Dialogue in 2018.

Following a high-level opening plenary, a series of parallel sessions will be held under the leadership of partner organizations. A closing plenary will summarize the lessons learned of the Day and will build on three main avenues by which the Ocean Stream can contribute towards the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement:

  • concrete actions and commitments with a special attention to SIDS;
  • linkages of actions with NDCs and their implementation and revision process; and
  • specific requirements for capacity building.

ROCA is a collaborating partner in the organization and conduct of Oceans Action Day at COP 23.

Oceans Action Day Bulletin, IISD Reporting Services: OCEANS ACTION DAY AT COP 23: 11 NOVEMBER 2017

Oceans Action Day at COP23 Summary

Final Oceans Action Day at COP 23 Program

Full Program

Mini Program

Speeches and Presentations

OCEANS AND COASTAL ZONES OPENING PLENARY: OCEANS ACTIONS AND CHARTING FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain, President, Global Ocean Forum, and Roadmap to Oceans and Climate Action (ROCA) Initiative (PowerPoint)

CONCURRENT SESSION 1. SCIENCE AND THE OCEAN

Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner, Alfred Wegener Institute, Co-Chair, IPCC Working Group II (PowerPoint)

Dr. Carol Turley, Senior NERC Fellow, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK (PowerPoint)

Dr. Lisa Levin, Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, US (PowerPoint)

Dr. Margareth S. Copertino, Assistant Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil (PowerPoint)

Dr. Phillip Williamson, University of East Anglia, National Science Coordinator, UK (PowerPoint)

CONCURRENT SESSION 3. OCEAN ENERGY AND OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES AS ENABLERS OF ENVIRONMENTAL/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF SIDS

Mr. Thomas Siebenbrunner, Business Development, Swimsol GmbH (PowerPoint)

CONCURRENT SESSION 7. MIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT: RISK REDUCTION AND PREPAREDNESS

Dr. Miko Maekawa, Manager, Senior Research Fellow, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan (Speech)

Dr. Koko Warner, Manager, Impacts, Vulnerability and Risks Subprogramme, Adaptation Programme, UNFCCC Secretariat (PowerPoint)

Prof. Mikiyasu Nakayama, University of Tokyo (PowerPoint)

CLOSING PLENARY: SUMMARY AND ACTION FOLLOW UP

Hon. Dr. Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), UK (Speech)

Dr. Atsushi Sunami, President, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan (Speech)

ROCA report, Assessing Progress on Ocean and Climate Action: 2016-2017

Oceans Action Day at COP 23 Poster

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