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. […]
In December 2020, the Ocean Panel launched the ‘Transformations for a Sustainable Ocean Economy: A Vision for Protection, Production and Prosperity’ which included an ambitious goal for coastal and marine tourism, that by 2030 ‘Coastal and ocean-based tourism is sustainable, resilient, addresses climate change, reduces pollution, supports ecosystem regeneration and biodiversity conservation and invests in […]
LONDON (December 7, 2021)—A new global coalition, Ocean Action 2030, launched today, dedicated to providing countries with technical and financial assistance to develop and implement Sustainable Ocean Plans. These plans, a core recommendation of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel), are a foundation for integrated, sustainable and inclusive ocean management that […]
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 […]
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.
Ocean Solutions report co-author Peter Haugan discusses the opportunities to achieve the ‘ocean we want’ by 2030 in this op-ed published on The Conversation.
Ocean Solutions report co-author Jane Lubchenco discuss the Ocean Panel and its vision for a Sustainable Ocean Economy in the Living on Earth podcast.
The Economist Group World Ocean Initiative features the Ocean Panel’s set of recommendations and actions to enable better ocean management.
Ocean Panel Expert Group co-chair Jane Lubchenco comments on the Ocean Panel’s commitment to 100% sustainable ocean management in this WRI podcast.