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Oceans Day Agenda Highlighted

The Global Ocean Forum, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission/UNESCO, the Ocean and Climate Platform, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Japan), and the University of Delaware, together with 38 collaborating partners are organizing the Oceans Day at COP 21 in Paris.


The purpose of the Oceans Day is to advance the oceans and climate change agenda at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 21) and beyond. The Oceans Day at COP 21 (Friday, December 4, 2015) will be held at the Rio Conventions Pavilion (in the Civil Society Zone) in cooperation with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat. The purpose of Oceans Day at COP 21 is: 

The Oceans Day at COP 21 will advance the climate and ocean agenda at COP 21 and beyond. The major objectives are to:

-- Highlight the major climate and oceans issues, with emphasis on the impacts on the most vulnerable peoples and ecosystems, and suggest next steps, both within and outside the UNFCCC framework
-- Foster political leadership and move forward on the major climate and oceans solutions with the engagement of high-level leaders around the world
-- Catalyze and share solutions as part of the global portfolio of actions
-- Mobilize collaboration in the development of a five-year strategic plan on oceans and climate to guide policy and action

For more information on the Oceans Day at COP 21 program, click here.

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