UN World Ocean Day 2021

The United Nations celebrates World Ocean Day on June 8.  This year’s UN WOD theme is The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods.  
 
During this year’s UN World Ocean Day, we have an opportunity to increase global ambition for actions that reduce the causes and impacts of climate-ocean change–including actions that support food security and sovereignty, increase resilience of marine ecosystems and build a sustainable ocean economy.  This is reflected in the UN Sustainable Development Goal Agenda and target SDG 14.3, to “Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification.”

Date: 8 June 2021

Link: Implementing UN SDG 14.3 – Protecting Communities and Livelihoods from the Threat of a Changing Ocean – UN World Oceans Day

Time: 12 pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Registration: Webinar Registration – Zoom

Title: Implementing UN SDG 14.3 – protecting communities and livelihoods from the threat of a changing ocean

In 2021, it is imperative that governments and civil society continue to advance the suite of science and policy actions that will be needed to support food security and sovereignty, increase resilience of marine ecosystems and build a sustainable ocean economy in the face of future change. This is reflected in the UN Sustainable Development Goal Agenda and target SDG 14.3, to “Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification”.

As the science, research and observed impacts of ocean acidification continue to grow, there is a continued need for increased knowledge exchange and expertise on the substance and process for developing local, regional and national responses in the face of cumulative ocean change.

60 minutes

Hello and Introduction of Agenda:

Jessie Turner, OA Alliance and Alexis Valauri-Orton, The Ocean Foundation

Ocean Acidification Poetry: Samantha Jones

Opening Remarks: United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean Ambassador Peter Thomson

Actions to Address OA and Implement SDG 14.3 From Around the World (invited speakers)

Closing Remarks:   Dr. Peter Swarzenski, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) OA International Coordination Centre

Date: 10 June 2021

Link: Advancing Climate and Ocean Action Through Art, Education and Outreach – UN World Oceans Day

Time: 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Registration: Webinar Registration – Zoom

Title: Advancing Climate and Ocean Action Through Art, Education and Outreach

Description:

Ocean Acidification Poetry, Dr. Samantha Jones

Flash Presentations and Panel with Invited Speakers:

(1) Seattle Aquarium, Dr. Erin Meyer, Director of Conservation Programs & Partnerships

(2) Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Dr. Duncan McIntosh, Oceanography Officer

(3) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, William Pardis and Kalina Grabb

(4) Gullah/Geechee Nation, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/ Geechee Nation

(5) Oceano Azul, Mr. Sam Collins, Project Manager

UNWOD, 12 May 2021. More information.

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