Bergen, Norway The Norwegian government is holding a special event on 17 April to bring the work of the Ocean Panel ‘home’ to a national audience. Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre will lead a conference that places the work of the Ocean Panel into a national context in Norway. It will showcase the government’s […]
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) […]
New York, (21 September 2022) – Leaders of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy met in person to discuss ocean-based climate solutions and the financial investments needed to support them. Leaders and representatives from the 17 ‘Ocean Panel’ countries came together during the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya and Ocean Panel member explains how Kenya has committed to empowering small-scale fishers and how blue foods are key to fighting global hunger and poverty in this op-ed published on CNBC Africa.
Expert Group member Elva Escobar discusses how saving the oceans is advancing the COVID-19 pandemic and fighting climate change in this op-ed published in Causa Natura, featuring insights from the Special Report ‘A Sustainable and Equitable Blue Recovery to the COVID-19 Crisis’.
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, lead author of the Special Report ‘The Ocean as a Solution for Climate Change: Five Opportunities for Action’ and Ocean Panel supporting member Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean, calls for more efforts and resources towards impactful action to save coral reefs in this Guardian op-ed.
The Indonesia Water Portal features the Special Report ‘A Sustainable and Equitable Blue Recovery to the COVID-19 Crisis’.