#OceanInTheRoom Voices at COP15

Date: 15th December 2022

Video Updates from the UN Biodiversity Conference

The COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference – aka the “Nature COP” – taking place in Montreal, Canada, from the 7th to the 16th of December, is a vital opportunity for the world to come together and agree on a global plan to stop the nature crisis and reverse the biodiversity loss that is accelerating across the planet. But Ministers and negotiators are at risk of forgetting that nature is also blue.

In response to this, we have created the below video blog series to keep you informed on the negotiations and any developments toward the target of achieving protection for 30% of the world’s biodiversity by 2030 – 30×30 – being negotiated for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

Mirella von Lindefe, IPSO

To add your voice and be the #OceanInTheRoom, visit www.oceanintheroom.org

COP15 #OceanInTheRoom voices for a strong global deal for nature at COP15 that includes specific commitments to protect at least 30% of both land and ocean.

Anika Smithson, CPAWS
Daniela Diz, Lyell Centre, Heriot-Watt University
David Obura, CORDIO East Africa
Lauren Terbasket, CPAWS
Riley Chervinski, CPAWS
Torsten Thiele, Global Ocean Trust

COP15 #OceanInTheRoom voices for a moratorium on deep-sea mining and an halt to bottom fishing on all seamounts globally to protect the biodiversity of the deep.

Dr Anna Metaxas, DOSI
Matthew Gianni, DSCC
Matthew Gianni, DSCC
Matthew Gianni, DSCC

COP15 #OceanInTheRoom voices for a strong and robust High Seas Treaty.

Lisa Speer, High Seas Alliance

World Leaders Not in the Room for the Ocean

World Leaders have decided it is not important to attend the Convention on Biological Diversity COP15 to set new global targets to halt the loss of nature.

Ocean activists are standing in for them, dressed up as various world Leaders (including the EU, the U.S.A., France and China) to make the ocean pledges they believe Leaders would have (should have) made, had they attended.

COP15 #OceanInTheRoom Photo Album

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