Welcome to the OneOcean Response Room deep dive briefing, exploring the topic of equity and justice in the ocean sector. This briefing paper has been prepared in response to the feedback we have received from Flotilla members that equity and justice is an area of increasing focus, and requests for support on communicating in this area. This deep dive briefing seeks to contribute to the discussion on this subject and suggest potential areas of action and further consideration for Flotilla members, particularly following COP26 and looking forward to the 2022 ‘Ocean Super Year’.
Ocean Progress Within the COP Process But in the Face of Greater Loss
GLASGOW: Reacting to the final outcome of the UNFCCC COP26 today, ocean groups from across the world recognised an important process gain for the ocean, but inadequate commitments to tackling climate action.
Yesterday more than 28 parties, and several blocks of parties, communicated support to the UK Presidency for an ocean outcome in the COP26 decision text. Today the draft was released and includes the elements requested to strengthen ocean action in the UNFCCC, including creating an annual ocean climate dialogue. Negotiations among parties are ongoing and likely to continue until at least Friday, when it is anticipated the COP will conclude.
This issue explores:
- Warming events projected to become more frequent and last longer across Antarctica
- Marine high temperature extremes amplify the impacts of climate change on fish and fisheries
- Extreme sea levels at different global warming levels
The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), taking place from 31 October to 12 November 2022 in Glasgow, UK, is an opportunity to move ocean climate conservation up the political agenda and raise public awareness that we cannot solve the climate crisis without ocean action.
Welcome to the pre-COP26 OneOcean Flotilla briefing. Since the 4th October we’ve been monitoring English language online media coverage at the intersection of COP26 and the ocean. This briefing will cover media analysis and also our planned activities for COP26.
The full OneOcean Response Room weekly briefing and supporting analysis is available only to Flotilla members. If your organisation is interested in receiving this briefing, is not a member and interested in joining, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This issue explores:
- The MPA Guide: A framework to achieve global goals for the ocean
- Pathways to sustaining tuna-dependent Pacific Island economies during climate change
- Overfishing drives over one-third of all sharks and rays toward a global extinction crisis
Tackling climate breakdown and holding warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius as soon as possible is essential if the ecosystem services of the ocean are to survive.
The new IPCC Climate Report, released on Monday 9 August 2021, serves as a stark reminder that we must #ListenToTheOcean and #ListenToTheScience.