Joint Statement by Ocean Panel Leaders at the United Nations Ocean Conference

The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda articulates a vision for the world we want. A world that ensures no one is left behind, where everyone has access to nutritious food, renewable energy, clean air and water, opportunities for an education and decent work. Approximately 40% of the world’s population live adjacent to the ocean and are […]

High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy Leaders’ Statement at COP26

Statement by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy at COP26 Statement by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy at COP26     We, the members of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel), recognise that the health of the ocean, and the livelihoods and economies […]

Scientific Call For Ocean-Based Action to Tackle the Climate Crisis

We are experts from ocean related disciplines from all regions and ocean basins of the world, convened under the auspices of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. We are deeply alarmed by the conclusions of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report and the impact that anthropogenic climate change is having on the health of our ocean and ocean-dependent communities. Urgent action is required to […]

Joint Statement on the Role of a Sustainable Ocean Economy in a Post-COVID-19 World

Today, we celebrate World Oceans Day under unprecedented circumstances, as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated health and economic challenges. We, the members of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, propose the ocean as a solution to a more resilient and prosperous world. This will be more important than […]

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