Remarks from Ocean Panel members at the Leaders’ Meeting held on the margins of COP26

2021-11-16,

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 urges all actors to join in the transition to a sustainable ocean economy and ensure that the ocean plays a vital role it has in tackling climate change.

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

2021-11-02,

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 both in combatting climate change and addressing a number of challenges which the planet faces.

Scientific Call for Ocean-based Action to Tackle the Climate Crisis

2021-11-02,

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.