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10 ocean events to watch out for at COP28

This year’s COP offers a unique and historic opportunity to correct the course on climate change through the first-ever “Global Stocktake”, shining a spotlight on whether the world is doing enough to curb emissions, build resilience and increase financial investments in climate solutions.  A major focus of COP28 will be how countries leverage the findings […]

All 17 Ocean Panel countries commit to international agreement to tackle illegal fishing

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) […]

Joint Leaders Statement on Sustainable Coastal and Marine Tourism: Supporting Climate, Biodiversity and Sustainable Ocean Economies

Coastal and marine tourism represents at least 50 percent of total global tourism.1 It constitutes the largest economic sector for most small island developing states and coastal states.    Coastal and marine tourism is highly dependent on the quality of ecosystems to attract visitors—and it is extremely vulnerable to threats such as climate change and biodiversity […]

Ocean Panel Leaders Meet during UN General Assembly

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. […]

United Kingdom Joins High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Lisbon, Portugal (JUNE 29, 2022) – Today, the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) welcomes the addition of a new member, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom has announced its shared ambition to sustainably manage 100% of the ocean area under their national jurisdiction. The announcement […]

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 […]

Remarks from Ocean Panel Members at the Leaders’ Meeting Held on the Margins of COP26

Ocean Panel members convened at Glasgow COP26 to discuss the progress of the Ocean Panel’s agenda and have reaffirmed their commitment to take ambitious ocean-based climate action. A sustainable ocean economy can ensure that the ocean plays a vital role in tackling climate change. The Ocean Panel has issued a “Call to Ocean-Based Climate Action” and […]

France Joins the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

BREST, FRANCE (11 February 2022) – Today, President Emmanuel Macron announced that France will become the newest member of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel). The announcement was made at the One Ocean Summit, hosted by the Government of France, an international summit dedicated to the preservation of the ocean where Heads of State and Government, scientists, business and finance […]

The United States of America Joins the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

GLASGOW (November 2, 2021) – Today, the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) welcomes the addition of a new member, the United States of America. This announcement by the U.S.A. comes at a timely moment during COP26 and further highlights the role which the ocean and the ocean economy can play […]

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