By invitation
  • Teresa Ribera Teresa Ribera est directrice de l'Iddri, (Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales), institut de recherche  …
  • Julien Rochette Julien Rochette supervise les activités « marines et côtières » de l’Iddri, en apportant une expertise juridique et technique dans  …

Is the Paris Agreement good news for the ocean?

14th of September 2016, Washington (United States)

A workshop organized by the Division of Environment and Oceanic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile and the National Geographic Society. 

Climate change poses a great challenge to the ocean, threatening its biodiversity and the livelihoods that depend on it. At the same time, the ocean is a key component of the climate system, providing resilience and preventing from further impacts on land. In a context where the Paris Agreement is the new framework for global climate action, we must address the consequences of climate change in the ocean.

To better understand how countries could incorporate ocean resilience into their NDCs, it is necessary to understand the effectiveness of conservation measures, area-based management tools (such as Marine Protected Areas – MPAs), as well as consider how Parties to the UNFCCC could receive solid guidance to include relevant actions in their NDCs.

The aim of this workshop is to build on the momentum generated with the “Because the Ocean” initiative at COP21, to identify challenges on the inclusion of the ocean into the UNFCCC agenda, and to advance possible scenarios to address ocean-related issues through the climate action under the Paris Agreement. It will bring together climate negotiators and ocean scientists.

Teresa Ribera will moderate the first roundatble discussion: "Should climate change impacts on the ocean raise the level of climate action ambition?", and Julien Rochette will take part of the second roundtable discussion focusing on "How could the ocean be included in countries's NDCs?".

Workshop by invitation-only