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.

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

For more information about the above events, please contact:

Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain (bilianacicin-sain@globaloceans.org)
Ms. Alexis Maxwell (alexismaxwell@globaloceans.org)
Mr. Brian Cortes (bcortes@udel.edu)