Ocean issues are a main focus of the 2019 U.N. climate summit. This is in recognition of the role of the ocean in our climate system, as well as the role that the ocean can play in mitigating and adapting to climate change. It is also in recognition of the profound impacts of climate change on ocean ecosystems and our communities and economies.
For too long, countries have largely overlooked ocean issues in the context of U.N. climate agreements. There is now a growing movement, however, to better integrate ocean issues into the global fight against climate change. COP25 is an important step in this movement.
At COP25, Ocean Conservancy is advancing global ocean-climate action to safeguard our ocean and the billions of people who rely on it.
Ocean Conservancy is working with governments in the United States and around the world to defend our ocean and climate. Several initiatives and guidance documents launched at COP25.
Ocean-Climate Leadership at the Blue COP
09 December 2019 | 11:30am – 12:45pm CET
U.S. Climate Action Center | COP25 | Madrid
Live streaming: https://www.wearestillin.com/us-climate-action-center-cop25-madrid-spain
U.S. nonfederal and international leaders discuss their ocean-climate actions and announce new initiatives that are launching at the “Blue COP.” Featuring leaders from California, Fiji, Costa Rica, Maryland, Washington State, Hawaii, and others.
Organized by Ocean Conservancy and featuring Gwynne Taraska and Anne Merwin
High-Level Event on Ocean-Climate Action
11 December 2019 | 12:00 – 13:30 CET
Chile Pavilion | COP25 | Madrid
A discussion on the growing ocean-climate movement, progress at COP25, and next steps in 2020. Featuring ministers from Fiji, Sweden, Norway, Indonesia, Canada, and Chile.
Organized by Ocean Conservancy and featuring Gwynne Taraska
Ocean for Climate: Moving from Science to Policy
2 December 2019 | 16:30-17:30
French Pavilion | COP25 | Madrid
High-level stakeholders from the scientific, civil society and development world will address the Ocean and Climate nexus as a key component to raise our ambition and achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
Featuring Anna Zivian
Moving from Science to Action: Ocean-Climate Policy Recommendations
4 December 2019 | 16:30-18:00
EU Pavilion | COP25 | Madrid
Presenting 20 policy recommendations from the Ocean and Climate Platform.
Featuring Anna Zivian
The Future of Sea Level Rise and Potential Response Options
6 December 2019 | 2:30-3:45 pm CET
IPCC – WMO Science Pavillion | COP25 | Madrid
IPCC scientists and leaders from the government, insurance, and nonprofit sectors discuss sea level rise predictions and needed policy responses
Featuring Anne Merwin
Scaling Up Ocean Action and Climate Action in a Synergistic Manner Through the Communities of Ocean Action
7 December 2019 | 13:00-14:15 CET
Sustainable Development Goals Pavilion | COP25 | Madrid
Ocean Conservancy co-hosted alongside IMO of the Community of Ocean Action on Marine Litter
Featuring Luis Estévez-Salmerón
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