Mexico City, Mexico – 27 April, 2023 The Mexican Government is holding an event in collaboration with the Government of Norway that aims to generate an inclusive dialogue on the sustainable ocean economy. Representatives from public, private and academic sectors as well as civil society organisations and other interested parties are invited to the discussion. […]
The annual Our Ocean Conference took place in Panama on 2-3 March bringing together government, civil society and business groups to discuss and take action on key ocean issues. Now in its eighth year, the conference has become a major platform for countries to announce new commitments to protect the ocean. This year, participants made […]
The Government of Mexico has ratified the Port State Measures Agreement, a critical tool in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Jamaica also announced that they will accede to the agreement in the coming months. These developments will mean every member of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) […]
The Our Ocean Conference is an important annual event in the ocean calendar. It brings together world leaders, private sector, civil society, and other stakeholders to discuss the preservation of marine resources, promotion of sustainable use, and education of the public about the ocean. This year’s Our Ocean Conference, the eighth so far, takes place […]
Over the last three decades, biodiversity has plummeted due to human caused stressors such as pollution, development, overexploitation and climate change and the ocean is not exempt from these losses, with rapid species decline, degrading iconic landscapes like coral reefs. Urgent and comprehensive action is needed to halt biodiversity loss and restore and protect important […]
Sharm El-Sheik (7 November 2022) — Nine Ocean Panel member countries have announced new commitments as part of the initiative led by fellow Panel members, Norway and USA, to decarbonise their shipping industries and significantly cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The world relies on marine shipping to conduct trade and strengthen global supply chains, […]
The ocean has an integral part to play in the world’s efforts to drive down emissions. Research finds that ocean-based climate actions can deliver up to 21% of the annual greenhouse gas emissions cuts needed to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C by 2050, helping to avoid some of the worst impacts of climate change. […]
On 14 June, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg invited French President Emmanuel Macron to join the Ocean Panel, which was met with a positive response.
The Indonesia Water Portal features the Special Report ‘A Sustainable and Equitable Blue Recovery to the COVID-19 Crisis’.
Nature publishes an adapted version of the Blue Paper ‘Ocean Finance: Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Ocean Economy’.