COP26 Virtual Ocean Pavilion

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31/10/2021 - 12/11/2021

With COP26 just around the corner, you might be interested in the COP26 virtual Ocean Pavilion which is dedicated to showcase why the ocean matters in climate negotiations and to all life on our planet. It aims to increase knowledge, commitment and action for the ocean-climate nexus at the UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK, this November. Registration for the Ocean Pavilion is free and will provide you with online access to live ocean events on November 1, 5, and 12 and on-demand content from 31 October – 12 November. All you will need is a Wi-Fi connection and a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Follow the registration link here.
This pavilion will aim to give you a real flavor of the ocean events and discussions at COP26 and will:
  • Highlight important ocean events such as planned by the UNFCCC Secretariat under the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MP-GCA), and Virtual Ocean Pavilion collaborating partners;
  • Host panel sessions linking the ocean with the themes of the GCA events and SBSTA Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue themes to provide input to these discussions;
  • Feature interviews with Party negotiators to gain insights on the status of discussions;
  • Provide a gateway to ocean and climate stories from around the world through virtual exhibits, on-demand videos, reports and other online resources.
The Ocean Pavilion is coordinated by the Global Ocean Forum, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI) of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Oceano Azul Foundation, and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO under the Roadmap to Oceans and Climate Action (ROCA) Initiative, in collaboration with many other partners from across the globe.