United Nations High Level Ocean ConferenceExternal

Activity Overview

Type: Conference
Start Date: September 10, 2018
End Date: September 11, 2018
Venue: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
Website: Conference website
Contact: Rejane Hervé
E-mail: r.herve [at] unesco.org

A special conference, titled 'From COP21 towards the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)', will take place in Paris from 10-11 Sep 2018. Since the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), significant research has been conducted studying our understanding of the interactions between ocean, climate and biodiversity. The well-being of marine ecosystems is recognized as central to combat climate change, highlighting the need to support and develop ocean science.

The conference aims to synthesize recent scientific progress on ocean and climate interplays; evaluating the latest ocean-climate trends within the context of increased ocean action; and reflecting on ways to move “from science to action”. Organized around four sessions, the event will bring together scientists from multiple disciplines, civil society, businesses, decision-makers and UN entities, to share their expertise on ocean and climate related issues.