Ocean acidification-relevant side events at the UNFCCC COP25, 2-13 December 2019, Madrid, Spain

“From Knowledge to OA Action: Mobilizing Global Leadership to Protect Coastal Communities and Livelihoods from a Changing Ocean- Perspectives from the NE Atlantic.”

Description: The event will convene government and civil society leaders who are advancing tangible actions that protect coastal communities by addressing regional and local impacts of ocean acidification in the NE Atlantic.

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:00am-11:30am, French Pavilion, COP25 Madrid, Spain

“Managing and adapting to the challenge of ocean acidification: strategies from around the world”

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 13:00 – 14:15, UK Pavilion, COP25 Madrid, Spain

Ocean acidification has widespread effects on the health, biodiversity and productivity of marine ecosystems and ultimately impacts on human livelihoods and wellbeing. There is an urgent need for international collaboration to promote mitigation of and adaptation to these stressors in policy, regulations and funding streams. This event will illustrate what actions can and are being taken to meet the ongoing ocean acidification challenge.

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Pacific Leadership and International Cooperation to Advance Regional Science and Mainstream Ocean Acidification into National Policies

Hear from government leaders in the Pacific Region who are advancing tangible actions that protect coastal communities from the local and regional impacts of ocean acidification (OA.)

Join Us and Learn More About
• Collaboration through the New Zealand Pacific Partnership on OA.
• National government approaches to developing OA Action Plans or
related measures in New Zealand, Fiji and Tokelau.
• International cooperation on OA, including through Commonwealth
Blue Charter and the OA Alliance.
• How taking national or regional actions on OA further supports ocean
and climate commitments under existing frameworks like UN SDG 14,
UNFCCC, UN Decade of Ocean Science and the Ocean Pathways

Friday, 6 December 12:30-13:30 Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion COP25 Madrid, Spain

Event Flyer.

“Understanding Changing Ocean Conditions and Impacts to Marine Species and Ecosystems: Global Networks that Are Advancing Regional Science, Monitoring and Response Strategies”

Activities of global networks that are working to advance science and monitoring, increase capacity and raise awareness about ocean acidification and other climate related changing ocean conditions.

Regional hubs in the Pacific Region, Latin American and Africa that are working
to increase understanding of potential impacts and trends of ocean acidification
and hypoxia locally and communicate knowledge across coastal communities.

Initiatives like the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification that are engaging policy makers to advance tangible actions in response to this growing threat.

Saturday, 7 December 10:15am-11:45am Chilean Pavilion COP25 Madrid, Spain

Event Flyer.

“Polar ocean acidification – highlighting issues and raising ambition”

Monday, 9 December 2019 16:00 – 17:30, Cryosphere Pavilion, COP25 Madrid, Spain.

Livestreamed on YouTube and the Facebook page : COP25CryospherePavilion. Event Flyer.

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