Advancing Sustainable Ocean Business to Support Climate Action


Organized by UN Global Compact and the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (HLP), With the support of Global Compact Network Spain

At the occasion of COP25 in Madrid and towards the UN Ocean Conference 2020, this session will engage leading companies and experts to discuss how prominent ocean-based industries can be a powerful part of the climate solution. 

Climate Change has important effects on the health and the wealth of the ocean. The United Nations” Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC),  highlights the impacts. 

The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy and UN Global Compact, through recent reports, have highlighted a set of ocean-based solutions that can support efforts to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda. This will require not only a paradigm shifts in terms of mainstreaming sustainability into business operations, but also substantial coordination between governments, civil society and industries and their land-based counterparts.

The discussion will be based on the reports The Ocean as a Solution for Climate Change: 5 Opportunities for Action,  and the Global Goals, Ocean Opportunities Report

To register for the event: 

Complete this form by 5 December.

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