Oceans inc @ COP21

From November 29th, Oceans inc is broadcasting from the UN Climate negotiations in Paris to provide an up-to-the minute assessment of the state of the global ocean under climate change, and discussion of this key question: will the new climate treaty that emerges from the Paris COP do enough to protect the ocean?

We will be talking to scientific and policy experts about the importance of the ocean’s role in regulating our Earth system, and also assessing the options for ocean solutions to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

REACTION TO COP21: Gains For The Ocean But More Is Needed

Responding to the final Agreement text announced at COP21 today, ocean groups were positive about a growing recognition for the importance of the ocean in climate change but disappointed by the lack of overall ambition in terms of reducing levels of dangerous CO2 in the atmosphere.

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- REMARKS TO COP21 AT PRESENTATION OF DRAFT OUTCOME DOCUMENT


Excellence, Monsieur Laurent Fabius, Président de la Cop 21,

Madame Christiana Figueres, Secrétaire exécutive du Secrétariat de la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur le changement climatique, Excellences,

Tiny islands drive huge ambition as deal reportedly close at Paris climate talks

The Paris climate-change conference was supposed to be about the needs of big countries and what they are willing to do to slow the warming of Earth’s atmosphere. But in the end, the two weeks of sometimes round-the-clock negotiations have focused at least as much on some of the smallest, most defenseless nations whose very existence could hinge on the outcome of the talks.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Talking Ocean



Participants in COP21 talk about the importance of the ocean and why they’re pushing for its inclusion in a new climate agreement.

Talking Islands

Leaders, delegates and ocean conservationists from Small Island Nations sit down to discuss their intrinsic connection to the ocean and the initiatives needed to combat climate change on the frontline.