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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
In response to the Ocean Panel’s call to action, the Shipping Decarbonisation Action Coalition has agreed upon a roadmap to enable the full decarbonisation of marine transport by 2050 and support zero emission vessels to become commercially viable by 2030.
The Indonesia Water Portal features the Special Report ‘A Sustainable and Equitable Blue Recovery to the COVID-19 Crisis’.