Oceans Action Day at COP 24

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The Oceans Action Day at COP 24 will be held in Katowice, Poland, at the International Congress Centre on Saturday, December 8 from 10:00–20:00, during the 24th UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, 2-14 December 2018. As previous Oceans Days and Oceans Action Days have done at the COPs, Oceans Action Day at COP 24 will continue to mobilize the oceans agenda at the UNFCCC as well as contribute to global, regional, and national/sub-national agendas on the oceans and climate nexus.

The main organizers of Oceans Action Day at COP 24 are: Global Ocean Forum; Roadmap to Oceans and Climate Action; Oceano Azul Foundation, Portugal; Ocean Policy Research Institute, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan; Ocean Pathway (Governments of Fiji and Sweden); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; International Union for Conservation of Nature; Future Ocean Alliance; Ocean and Climate Platform; and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK.

Oceans Action Day is made up of the following five segments:

I. MARRAKECH PARTNERSHIP OCEAN AND COASTAL ZONES ACTION EVENT, December 8, 10:00 to 13:00, Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3

II. THE OCEANS AND CLIMATE NEXUS: ADDRESSING MAJOR ISSUES, December 8, 13:30 to 16:30, Japanese Pavilion

  1. NEW SCIENCE ON THE OCEANS AND CLIMATE NEXUS AND HOW TO INCORPORATE THESE SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS INTO THE UNFCCC PROCESS, 13:30 to 14:30
  2. ADAPTATION AND POPULATION DISPLACEMENT, 14:30 to 15:30
  3. ENHANCING THE OCEAN CONTENT OF NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS (NDCS) AND OF OCEAN FINANCING, 15:30 to 16:30

III. ACTIONS ON OCEAN ACIDIFICATION–THE OTHER CO2 PROBLEM–TOWARDS REALISING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 13:15 to 14:45, Room Narew (Area G)

IV. HIGH LEVEL CLOSING AND LOOKING AHEAD, December 8, 17:00 to 18:30, Pacific Pavilion

V. RECEPTION, 18:30 to 20:00, Pacific Pavilion

Please see the Oceans Action Day at COP 24 Program here.

Please see the Oceans Action Day at COP 24 Mini Program here.

Oceans Action Day Bulletin, IISD Reporting Services: OCEANS ACTION DAY AT COP 24: 8 December 2018

We are happy to share the second Annual Report on Measuring Progress on Oceans and Climate Action, ROCA report, Assessing Progress on Ocean and Climate Action: 2018. This report reviews major developments taking place on each of the following major themes: Central Role of Oceans in Regulating Climate, Central Role of Nationally Determined Contributions, Mitigation, Adaptation, Blue Economy, Population Displacement, Financing, and Capacity Development. ROCA Progress Report 2018

 

Presentations from Oceans Action Day at COP 24

I. MARRAKECH PARTNERSHIP OCEAN AND COASTAL ZONES ACTION EVENT, December 8, 10:00 to 13:00, Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3

Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO (PowerPoint)

Prof. Manuel Barange, Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, FAO (PowerPoint)

H.E. Commissioner Karmenu Vela, DG-Mare, European Commission (Video)

 

Dr. Yoshihisa Shirayama, Associate Executive Director, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Visiting Research Fellow, Ocean Policy Research Institute, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan (PowerPoint)

II. THE OCEANS AND CLIMATE NEXUS: ADDRESSING MAJOR ISSUES, December 8, 13:30 to 16:30, Japanese Pavilion

II. 1. NEW SCIENCE ON THE OCEANS AND CLIMATE NEXUS AND HOW TO INCORPORATE THESE SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS INTO THE UNFCCC PROCESS

Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner, Co-Chair of the IPCC’s Working Group II, IPCC, Professor, Alfred-Wegener-Institute (PowerPoint)

Dr. Bruce Glavovic, Massey University, New Zealand, Coordinating Lead Author, Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere, Chapter 4: Sea Level Rise and Implications for Low Lying Islands, Coasts and Communities (Video)

 

Mr. William (Wai Lung) Cheung, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, The University of British Columbia, Canada, Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 5: Changing Ocean, Marine Ecosystems, and Dependent Communities (PowerPoint with Audio)

Ms. Kirsten Isensee, Programme Specialist, Ocean Carbon Sources and Sinks, IOC/UNESCO (PowerPoint)

II. 2. ADAPTATION AND POPULATION DISPLACEMENT

Dr. Peter Ricketts, Coastal Zone Canada and Acadia University, Canada, Implications of the New Scientific Findings for Adaptation Efforts in Ocean and Coastal Areas (Document)

II. 3. ENHANCING THE OCEAN CONTENT OF NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS (NDCs) AND OF OCEAN FINANCING

Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain, President, Global Ocean Forum, Dr. John Virdin and Mr. Tibor Vegh, Duke University, and Roadmap to Oceans and Climate Action (PowerPoint)

III. ACTIONS ON OCEAN ACIDIFICATION–THE OTHER CO2 PROBLEM–TOWARDS REALISING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 13:15 to 14:45, Room Narew (Area G)

Dr. Gemma Harper, Deputy Director for Marine, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK (PowerPoint)

H.E. Dr. Thérèse Coffey, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK (PowerPoint)

H.E. Peter Thomson, UN Secretary General Special Envoy on Oceans, Fiji (PowerPoint)

Dr. Carol Turley, Senior Scientist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PowerPoint)

Prof. Manuel Barange, Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division (PowerPoint)

Dr. Sylvie Goyet, Director, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, Pacific Community (PowerPoint)

Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain, President, Global Ocean Forum, and Dr. Richard Delaney, Global
Ocean Forum, President and CEO, Center for Coastal Studies (PowerPoint)

Ms. Jennifer Hennessey, Senior Policy Advisor, Ocean Health, Office of the Honorable Governor Jay Inslee, Washington State USA, and International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification (PowerPoint)

Prof. Hans-Otto Pörtner, Alfred-Wegener-Institute and IPCC WGII co-chair (PowerPoint)

 

For more information about Oceans Action Day at COP 24, please contact:

Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain (bilianacicin-sain@globaloceans.org)
Ms. Alexis Maxwell (alexismaxwell@globaloceans.org)