World Oceans Day 2015: Ocean and ClimateMeeting
(Meeting: 8 June 2015) World Ocean Day is celebrated each year to highlight the importance of the ocean in our daily lives. It is one of the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. The Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the impacts of human actions on the ocean; and to mobilize and unite the world behind a project of sustainable global ocean management.
This year, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) will organize a full day dedicated to the ocean’s role in the climate system, ahead of the global climate change negotiations taking place during the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP21) at the end of 2015. The programme will include 4 scientific workshops, roundtables, a UNESCO Open Campus for youth and exhibitions, to bring together scientists, political decision-makers, civil society and youth and foster dialogue to identify actions and possible ocean sensitive strategies to mitigate climate change and its socioeconomic impacts.
For more information, visit the UNESCO World Oceans Day website.