COP28 side event - Coordinating for greater ocean-based climate change ambition: A UN-Oceans perspective

COP28 side event - Coordinating for greater ocean-based climate change ambition: A UN-Oceans perspective
04 December 2023
11:30 - 13:30 hrs. Online and SE Room 7 (Blue Zone)
EXPO City Dubai, United Arab Emirates
, United Arab Emirates

Following the recent Ocean-Climate Dialogue, and the focus on increased ambition and the Global Stocktake, this side event will showcase how UN-Oceans is building synergies at the national and international levels for ocean-based climate change mitigation and adaptation.

It will highlight how collaboration for climate-smart sustainable ocean management and planning can contribute to increased ambition for a greater collective impact.

The first Global Stocktake, concluding at COP28, provides a point in time for Parties to the Paris Agreement and stakeholders to ramp up ambition to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. 

The ocean is a vital part of the Earth’s climate system and as such one of the vital “sectors” where increased coordination and collaboration across the UN system and beyond can help accelerate action on mitigation and adaptation action for even greater impact.

UN-Oceans members are coordinating to build synergies and opportunities for climate-smart, ecosystem focused and sustainable ocean management and planning as well as enhanced resilience of critical maritime infrastructure. Such efforts require investment and cooperation across the entire science to solutions value chain from observations to data, science, planning and implementation of on the ground action, including nature-based solutions and governance. Enhancing such collaboration is a clear opportunity towards achieving strengthened, collective climate action.

This side event will showcase how UN-Oceans Members are individually and collaboratively building, at national and international levels, capacity and coordination to support and integrate mitigation and adaptation opportunities, as well as means of implementation and support, under a wealth of multilateral instruments and frameworks including SDG 14 “Life Below Water”, the UN Ocean Decade, the Kunming-Montreal GBF, Ramsar, UNCLOS and the newly adopted BBNJ Agreement, and several FAO instruments. It will build on discussions in the Ocean-Climate Dialogue and identify opportunities for increased collective action both within and outside the UN system to achieve growing climate ambitions.

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