True sustainability has long been elusive for the ocean. It’s time to act. That’s why on 2 December, the Ocean Panel’s 14 serving world leaders united to launch a new ocean action agenda, committing to sustainably manage 100% of national waters by 2025. Learn more via @OceanPanel on Twitter and join the conversation using #SustainableOceanEconomy and #OceanAction100.
This webinar launches the Blue Paper ‘Coastal Development: Resilience, Restoration and Infrastructure Requirements’ which highlights the trends in coastal behaviour and comments on the dynamics that weaken and strengthen coastlines, including infrastructure, shipping, tourism and future development plans.
This webinar discusses the importance of ocean finance and investment into a sustainable ocean economy to set us on the path to economic recovery in a post COVID-19 world. This event also presents key insights from the Blue Paper ‘Ocean Finance: Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Ocean Economy’ which examines how the next generation of financing mechanisms can support a sustainable ocean economy in an inclusive manner and how catalytic funds can be mobilized to finance it.
This webinar launches the Blue Paper ‘The Human Relationship with our Ocean Planet’ which identifies the diverse relationships with the ocean that contribute to human wellbeing and recommends actions that can help ensure the creation of a fair and equitable sustainable ocean economy that recognises these relationships.
This webinar launches the Blue Paper ‘Organised Crime in the Fisheries Sector’ which presents the current state of knowledge on organised crime in the fisheries sector in the context of the pursuit of a sustainable ocean economy and offers practical recommendations to address this global challenge.
This webinar launches the Blue Paper ‘National Accounting for the Ocean and Ocean Economy’ which highlights the opportunity for incorporating ocean accounts into national accounting frameworks and the data and technology already available at our fingertips to do so. The webinar also features the work of the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership (GOAP), a global partnership designed to advance greater coordination and alignment between country efforts through a shared technical framework for ocean.
As part of London Climate Action Week 2020, Head of Secretariat, Kristian Teleki moderates this discussion on the role that ocean-based climate action can play in delivering the environmental, social, health and financial benefits we need to see as humanity emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, featuring supporting Ocean Panel member Peter Thomson; Special Report lead author, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg; and Norway’s Sherpa Vidar Helgesen, amongst others.
Supporting Ocean Panel member Peter Thomson; Blue Paper authors Peter Haugan, Lisa A. Levin, Diva Amon; and Advisory Network member Francisco Boshell discuss actions that can help ensure that the scaling up of ocean-based renewable energy, and decisions taken about deep-seabed mining, maintain ocean health and achieve a sustainable ocean economy.
Olai Uludong, Ocean Panel Sherpa for Palau; Vidar Helgesen, Ocean Panel Sherpa for Norway; Peter Thomson, honorary Ocean Panel member; Jane Lubchenco, Expert Group co-chair; and Mary Ruckelshaus, Blue Paper co-lead author share reflections on the road ahead for building a sustainable ocean economy, featuring insights from Blue Paper 'The ocean transition: what to learn from systems transitions' in this webinar moderated by WRI's President and CEO, Andrew Steer.
Tamaki Tsukada, Ocean Panel Sherpa for Japan and Jenna Jambeck, Ellie Moss, and Brajesh Kr Dubey, authors of the Blue Paper 'Leveraging multi-target strategies to address plastic pollution in the context of an already stressed ocean' discuss actions to tackle plastic and other sources of ocean pollution in this webinar hosted by WRI.