Raising ambition at COP26 to deliver SDG14.3: to minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification

Date: 8 November 2021

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am BST

Location: Commonwealth Pavilion, Blue Zone, Glasgow

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Anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions are the direct and main cause of ocean acidification, thus directly linking the achievement of SDG14.3 to the UNFCCC process. The most effective means for humanity to implement SDG14.3 is to stimulate much greater ambition and commitment to curtail anthropogenic GHG emissions at the UNFCCC’s COP26 in Glasgow.

However, ocean acidification also requires increased investments from all stakeholders in both the SDG and UNFCCC processes to improve the measure of its global progression and develop coastal information that support national response. If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. Measuring the global advance of ocean acidification and assessing its unique local impacts requires international collaboration, strategic knowledge building and national/regional action plans supported by financial investment.

This event brings together major world policy and scientific leaders in order to increase ambition, cooperation and investment to minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification and further support integration across climate and ocean targets.

Hear from:

  • Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Assistant Director General of UNESCO
  • Ambassador Peter Thomson, UN SGD Special Envoy for the Ocean
  • Government Ministries, Ocean Experts and Civil Society


  • Plymouth Marine Laboratory,
  • International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification and

In partnership with:

  • IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Center (OA-ICC),
  • Global Ocean Acidification- Observing Network (GOA-ON) and
  • The Ocean Foundation

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