Join us at the COP26 Virtual Ocean Pavilion opening event this Monday 9-10am GMT. The pavilion provides free access to live and on–demand COP26 ocean events November 1, 5, and 12, a programme overview of ocean evens at and around the UN Climate Change meeting COP26, virtual exhibition booths and a Treasure Trove to learn more about the ocean and climate connection. Dedicated to showcasing why the ocean matters in climate negotiations and to all life on our planet, the pavilion initiative aims to increase knowledge, commitment and action for the ocean-climate nexus at the UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow this November.
Registration is free of charge; all you will need is a Wi-Fi connection and a smart phone, tablet, or computer.
- Highlights important ocean events, such as those 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 VOP 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 and representatives of non-Party stakeholders 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.
We invite you to register your COP26 ocean-related events in the Ocean Events Tracker organized by the Ocean Conservancy. Entries will become part of a calendar of ocean events accessible through the Virtual Ocean Pavilion.
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.