Opportunities for the Ocean in 2024

Date: 15th December 2023

Throughout 2023, there have been many key moments for the ocean, including adopting a historic High Seas Treaty, no deep-sea mining approved by the International Seabed Authority, and increased marine protected area coverage globally, to name a few. 

However, more work is needed in 2024 to ensure decision-makers and the public #ListenToTheOcean.

The line-up of ocean events in 2024 are key as they will be setting the stage (and priorities!) for events in 2025 – which has the 3rd United Nations World Ocean Conference, UNFCCC COP30 where countries will set their new National Determined Contributions to keep the planet under 1.5 degrees of warming,  and the 30th Session of the International Seabed Authority where States will attempt to conclude a deep-sea ‘Mining Code’ and potentially the beginning of the new destructive industry – creating what appears to be another ‘super year for the ocean’. As an ocean community, we must use 2024 to build strong foundations moving in 2025. 

If you are not a member of the OneOcean Flotilla yet, please join here and get ready for a packed year of ocean action. 

Here are the meetings, conferences and opportunities that we know are on the agenda for 2024:

  • Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) COP14: 12-17 February 2024
  • Economist World Ocean Summit: 11-13 March 2024
  • 29th International Seabed Authority (Council Meeting): 18 – 29 March 2024
  • UN Ocean Decade Conference: 8-12 April 2024
  • Our Ocean Greece: 16 – 17 April 2024
  • UNOC Stakeholder Conference: 8-9 June 2024
  • G7 Heads of State Summit: 17-19 June 2024
  • G20 Heads of State Summit: 12-14 July 2024
  • 29th International Seabed Authority (Council and Assembly Meeting): 15 July – 2 August
  • 79th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 78): 10- 24 September 2024
  • 7th International Marine Conservation Congress: 13-18 October 2024
  • CCAMLR-43: 14-25 October 2024
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP 16: 21 October – 1 November 2024
  • UNFCCC COP29: 11-24 November 2024

Thank you for your passion, work and partnership in 2023! Here’s to the big sail into 2024 …

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