The Global Ocean Agenda

As time passes, the ocean agenda moves forward in climate discussions. The Paris Agreement was a turning point, and from COP21 onward, there has been an increased interest for the ocean.

­čÉčKnowledge and science on the ocean-climate interactions are growing and the IPCC Reports on the 1.5┬░C increase and impacts on our Ocean

­čÉčNational engagement: The ocean is now increasingly considered in climate policies

­čÉčMobilization and awareness raising is on the increase

­čÉčPolicy mainstreaming for ocean resilience is underway

The theme of the next CBD COP 15 conference is ÔÇťEcological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on EarthÔÇŁ. Here, the Convention on Biological Diversity┬á is set to review the achievement and delivery of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. This aims to also extend beyond 2020 with a global biodiversity framework that includes a target to conserve 30% of the ocean by 2030! For more, see this link: https://www.cbd.int/