Virtual Ocean Pavilion Agenda

Below is the agenda for the COP28 Virtual Ocean Pavilion. Use the Add to Calendar feature to register for individual live events and keep track of your registrations.

All session timings are in Gulf Standard Time (GMT +4)


time iconNovember 22, 2023 16:00

Preview Event: Showcasing the Oceans at COP28

speaker headshot Moderator: Mr. Richard Delaney
Interim Executive Director, Center for Coastal Studies, and President, Global Ocean Forum Board of Directors
speaker headshot Ambassador Peter Thomson
UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
speaker headshot Ms. Loreley Picourt
Executive Director, Ocean & Climate Platform, Focal point for ocean and coastal zones, Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action
speaker headshot Dr. Luis Estévez-Salmerón
Associate Director, International Government Relations, Ocean Conservancy, Acting Secretariat, Friends of the Ocean and Climate
speaker headshot Ms. Thecla Keizer
Deputy Head, International Office, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
speaker headshot Ms. Sarah Davidson
Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain Fellow, Global Ocean Forum
speaker headshot Dr. Larry Hildebrand
WMU Adjunct Professor and Special Advisor for the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, member, Policy Advisory Board, Global Ocean Forum

This event focuses on what’s to come for the ocean community at COP28, providing a preview of the COP28 Virtual Ocean Pavilion (VOP) and of ocean events at COP28 more generally. This event will open with high-level remarks on what to expect for the ocean from COP28 negotiations. Next, the Ocean Breakthroughs and the activities of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MP-GCA) at COP28 will be presented, followed by a presentation on the activities of the Friends of the Ocean and Climate at COP28. An introduction to the Virtual Ocean Pavilion will then follow, with a preview of the Pavilion exhibits and live events, an overview of the searchable COP28 ocean-related events tracker and other Pavilion features. Finally, the key findings and recommendations for Parties and Non-Party Stakeholders from the launch of the ‘Assessing Progress on Ocean and Climate Action 2022-2023’ report will be presented. Q & A sessions and a panelist discussion will follow speaker presentations.


  • 16:00 Brief introduction of preview event, Moderator (Mr. Richard Delaney)

  • 16:07 High-level remarks: The Ocean and the UNFCCC – what to expect from the negotiations and how Parties and Non-Party Stakeholders can work together at COP28, Ambassador Peter Thomson (video recording)

  • 16:14 The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action – Ocean breakthrough areas and activities at COP28, Ms. Loreley Picourt

  • 16:21 Friends of the Ocean and Climate activities at COP28, Dr. Luis Estevez-Salmeron

  • 16:28 Q&A with event attendees

  • 16:38 Introduction to the COP28 Virtual Ocean Pavilion with a preview of the exhibits, live events, overview of COP28 ocean events, other features, Ms. Thecla Keizer and Ms. Sarah Davidson

  • 16:50 Q&A with event attendees 

  • 17:00 Key findings and recommendations for Parties and Non-Party Stakeholders: Launch of the ‘Assessing Progress on Ocean and Climate Action 2022-2023’ report, Dr. Larry Hildebrand

  • 17:08 Panel discussion 

  • 17:18 Final Q&A with event attendees

  • 17:28 Launch of the COP28 Virtual Ocean Pavilion and closing of preview event, Moderator

Event Organizers: Global Ocean Forum and Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Duration: 1 Hour & 30 Minutes.

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time iconNovember 30, 2023 15:00

COP28 Virtual Ocean Pavilion Opening Event: Integrating ocean and climate action

speaker headshot Moderator: Dr. Matt Frost
Head, International Office, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
speaker headshot Dr. Hans-Otto Poertner
Co-Chair, Working Group II, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report; Head, Integrative Ecophysiology Section, Alfred Wegener Institute
speaker headshot Ms. Jasdeep Randhawa
Ocean Focal Point, UNFCCC Secretariat
speaker headshot Dr. David Obura
Chair, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Founding Director, CORDIO East Africa
speaker headshot Prof. Manuel Barange
Assistant Director General & Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
speaker headshot Ms. Gail Sant
Programme Officer, Nippon Foundation – University of Edinburgh Ocean Voices Programme
speaker headshot Ms. Natalie Hart
Director, Ocean Insight and Strategy Unit, OneOcean Flotilla
speaker headshot Ms. Anna Maria Marino
Project Lead on Oceans, Youth and Environment Europe
speaker headshot Dr. Kelsey Leonard
Tribal Co-Lead, Shinnecock Indian Nation

Along with other strategic frameworks for management and governance, integrated ocean and coastal management remains a framework of choice as the foundation for integrated and ecosystem-based marine conservation, ocean and climate action, and sustainable development of ocean initiatives. Land and ocean are inseparable when addressing upstream and downstream issues including those related to ocean and climate and the interconnectivity of ecosystems across coastal and marine zones from the coast to the high seas. The application of integrated approaches has therefore become even more important and the breaking down of silos between and among disciplines and sectors more imperative. In the same manner, integrated ocean and coastal management can serve as a framework to integrate ocean-climate initiatives within and beyond the UNFCCC program streams in order to advance the global ocean agenda toward sustainable development for the well-being of humanity, in the context of climate change. 

This high-level virtual event will provide the argument and rationale for increasing coordination and collaboration among ocean-climate initiatives through integrated and ecosystem-based approaches, as well as present illustrative cases that underscore, promote, and share lessons learned from these practices.


  • 15:00  Brief introduction of preview event, Moderator (Dr. Matt Frost)

  • 15:05  Keynote address on Harnessing the integrated roles of atmosphere, land, coast and ocean: Towards accelerating progress in ocean and climate action, Dr. Hans-Otto Poertner

  • 15:12  Integrating oceans into the UNFCCC program streams, Ms. Jasdeep Randhawa

  • 15:19  Assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health, Dr. David Obura

  • 15:26  Leveraging aquatic food systems for climate action and food security, Prof. Manuel Barange

  • 15:40  Intermission

  • 15:45  Aligning impactful communication to raise the voice of the ocean, Ms. Natalie Hart 

  • 15:52  Connecting the voices of ocean-dependent people to ocean science and policy, Ms. Gail Sant

  • 15:59  Enhancing awareness, building capacity, and forging international cooperation and knowledge-sharing among the youth on ocean and climate nexus, Ms. Anna Maria Marino

  • 16:06  Integrated ecosystem-based approach to regional ocean planning, the Mid-Atlantic Experience, Dr. Kelsey Leonard

  • 16:13  Panel discussion, Moderator and panelists

  • 16:20  Q & A with event attendees, Moderator and panelists

  • 16:28  Wrap-up and closing remarks,  Moderator

Event Organizers: Global Ocean Forum and Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Duration: 1 Hour & 30 Minutes.

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time iconNovember 30, 2023 17:00

Shifting Goals: What is the Ocean We Want?

speaker headshot Dr. Kimberly Oremus
Assistant Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware
speaker headshot Dr. James Rising
Assistant Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware
speaker headshot Dr. A.R. Siders
Assistant Professor, Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, and Director, Gerard J. Mangone Climate Change Science and Policy Hub, University of Delaware
speaker headshot Dr. Christina McGranaghan
Assistant Professor of Applied Economics, University of Delaware
speaker headshot Emma Korein
Marine Policy Doctoral Candidate, University of Delaware
speaker headshot Danielle Swallow
Coastal Hazards Specialist, Delaware Sea Grant

2021-2030 is the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science. The vision of the Ocean Decade is “the science we need for the ocean we want,” but deciding who WE are and understanding what we WANT is a difficult social science problem, especially when stakeholders and goals shift over time. Nevertheless, understanding ocean stakeholder goals and how competing goals are negotiated, prioritized, and compromised is crucial for guiding ocean stewardship and promoting justice. This panel highlights social science advances in identifying goals, coordinating, negotiating, and implementing them, even as they change over time and scale. 


  • 17:00 Introduction and welcome remarks by Dr. A.R. Siders (Moderator)

  • 17:10 Dr. James Rising on the challenges of cost benefit analysis and implicit goal setting in economic analyses

  • 17:20 Dr. Christina McGranaghan on studying social preferences and coordination using economics experiments

  • 17:30 Emma Korein on values and social preferences for offshore wind siting and energy justice 

  • 17:40 Dr. Kimberly Oremus on adaptive governance to allow goals to shift over time, using illustrations from fisheries regulations

  • 17:50 Danielle Swallow on community values and the Resilient and Sustainable Communities League

  • 18:00 Moderated Discussion (Using questions posed by Audience)

  • 18:25 Closing Remarks

Event Organizer: Gerard J. Mangone Climate Change Science & Policy Hub, University of Delaware

Duration: 1 Hour & 30 Minutes.

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time iconDecember 8, 2023 13:00

Connecting generations for ocean and climate action: An online workshop

speaker headshot Maëlle Montier
Project Officer, Nausicaa
speaker headshot Dr. Ram Boojh
CEO, Mobius Foundation
speaker headshot Sarah Palazot
Project Officer, Coastal adaptation and scientific mediation, Ocean Climate Platform
speaker headshot Gabriele Pieri
Institute of Information Science and Technologies, Italian National Research Council
speaker headshot Letizia Artioli
Venice Climate Change Pavilion Founder, PhD Candidate IUAV, ArtScience Interfaculty KABK, Youth4Ocean Forum Member

The purpose of this workshop is to draw young people and senior professionals together to identify and prioritise key challenges relating to the ocean and climate change in diverse geographical regions of the world, generate and prioritise individual and collective actions and concrete solutions that can be taken up by individuals of all ages either on their own or as a community. These key challenges and concrete action solutions will be assembled in a digital networking tool that will help build an ocean virtual community of practice in response to different thematic challenges that the ocean and climate topic is part of. The digital tool will be relevant throughout the world and free of charge and will be presented at the United Nations Ocean Conference scheduled in June 2025 in France. This event is scheduled at COP28 during the UNFCCC thematic day: Youth, Children, Education and Skills.


  • 13:00  Maëlle Montier (Moderator), Welcome

  • 13:05  Dr. Ram Boojh, Citizen mobilisation: why is it important for everyone to take action for the ocean, and especially to act together? The example of the Ocean Citizen Passport 

  • 13:15  Sarah Palazot, What are the main impacts of climate change on the ocean and how can we communicate effectively about the complex ocean-climate nexus and the latest scientific research to the general public? 

  • 13:25  Q&A

  • 13:30 Brainstorming session with the use of the Miro Board, What are the key challenges and problems relating to the Ocean and Climate Change in your geographical zone?

  • 13:45 Gabriele Pieri, The power of the crowd and the youth to drive change for the ocean, climate and our future - the example of Nautilos, a citizen science campaign and smartphone application

  • 13:55  Letizia Artioli, Art as a disruptive way to raise awareness on the Ocean and climate change – the example of Venice Climate Change Pavilion

  • 14:05  Q&A

  • 14:10  Brainstorming session with the use of the Miro Board, What are the individual and collective actions to help solve or mitigate the ocean-climate challenges, problems or impacts? 

  • 14:25  Closing and final survey. Information to retrieve: Name, Surname, Organisation, country, email, and answers to questions: 1) Which digital tool will you use to join an ocean-climate community of practice most probably? 2) What will prompt you to use the mobile app daily? 3) What feature or functionality will you expect to find in the app? 4) What will you try to achieve with the mobile app?

Event Organizers: Nausicaa, Youth4Ocean Forum, World Ocean Network, Early Career Professionals Programme

Duration: 1 Hour & 30 Minutes.

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time iconDecember 8, 2023 15:00

Advancing the Coral & Mangrove Breakthroughs

speaker headshot Moderator: Kristina Rodriguez
Ocean Fellow, UN High-Level Climate Champions
speaker headshot Jennifer Koss
Conservation Program Director, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Coral Reef
speaker headshot Margaux Hein
Consultant at International Coral Reef Initiative and Lead Consultant of Marine Ecosystem Restoration (MER) Research and Consulting
speaker headshot Vineil Narayan
CRBE and BBB Project Manager, UNDP Fiji Country Office
speaker headshot Anderson Mayfield
Lead Scientist, Coral Reef Diagnostics; Funding Program Manager, Coral Research & Development Accelerator Platform (CORDAP)
speaker headshot Grace Catapang
GFCR Frontline Youth Representative & Blue Alliance Philippines Communication and Science Coordinator
speaker headshot Yabanex Batista
Deputy Director, UN Global Team, Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR)
speaker headshot Pieter van Eijk
Programme Head, Climate Adaptation and Risk Reduction, Wetlands International
speaker headshot Carlos Correa
Former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia
speaker headshot Marcia Toledo Sotillo
Director Adaptation and Resilience, High Level Climate Champions
speaker headshot Mark Beeston
Blue Carbon Technical Director at Conservation International
speaker headshot Leticia Carvalho
Head of Marine and Freshwater Branch, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) & Global Fund for Coral Reefs Executive Board Co-Chair
speaker headshot Maria Claudia Diazgranados
Blue Carbon Director, Conservation International
speaker headshot Karen Douthwaite
Director of Oceans Conservation,WWF-US

In this live event, the Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR), the Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA), the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), the United Nations Environment Programme, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the High-Level Climate Champions (HLCC) will present the Coral Reef Breakthrough and the Mangrove Breakthrough agendas. The Coral Reef Breakthrough and Mangrove Breakthrough, as part of the 2030 Breakthroughs Agenda, aim to mobilize action to halt loss, restore, protect, and ensure sustainable finance for these threatened and valuable ecosystems. The event will feature state representatives, Climate Champions, and globally renowned scientists to hold panel discussions on key issues related to coral reef and mangrove conservation and restoration in order to accelerate awareness of the Breakthroughs and promote climate action. Achieving these Breakthroughs is critical to address the pressing threats against mangroves, coral reefs, and the people that depend on them.


  • 15:00  Event Opening: High-level opening remarks, introducing the Breakthroughs + event agenda, Carlos Correa & Marcia Toledo Sotillio

  • 15:15  Coral Reef Segment Opening: Coral Reef Ecosystem Breakthrough Deep Dive, Jennifer Koss

  • 15:19 Coral Reef Panel Segment: 
    Explaining the targets and value of the Coral Reef Breakthrough
    Exploring work being done towards achieving the Breakthrough targets
    Panel discussion

  Panel moderator: Kristina Rodriguez


  • Margaux Hein

  • Vineil Narayan

  • Anderson Mayfield

  • Grace Catapang  

  • 15:41  Coral Reef Featured Video: Fiji Programme Video OR Blue Finance Coral Communities Video: Philippines-focused

  • 15:45  Coral Reef Segment Wrap-up and Announcements: GFCR contributions and new programmes, Yabanex Batista

  • 15:49  Mangrove Segment Opening: Setting the scene on mangroves as critical ecosystems to build resilient coastal communities and meet climate goals. Introduction to the Mangrove Breakthrough’s goals and targets, Karen Douthwaite

  • 15:54  Mangrove Panel Segment: Multi-stakeholder dialogue to discuss the importance of effective community engagement, robust science and data, and supportive policy in ensuring rapid and equitable implementation of the proposed recommendations.  

  Panel Moderator: Kristina Rodriguez


  • Maria Claudia Diazgranados

  • Mark Beeston

  • Carlos Correa

  • 15:14  Signaling Next Steps for Mangroves, Karen Douthwaite
    Preview to the Mangrove Ministerial on December 9th  
    Restoration conference in 2024
    Virtual Science seminars

  • 15:19  Event Conclusion: High-Level Call to Action & closing remarks; Event Summary & wrap-up
    Leticia Carvalho
    Ellie Goulding (video message)

Event Organizers: Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR), International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), High-Level Climate Champions (HLCC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Duration: 1 Hour & 30 Minutes

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time iconDecember 8, 2023 17:00

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Role in Meeting Climate Change Goals: Investigating and Protecting Blue Carbon in MPAs

speaker headshot Florent Merle
Deputy Director for European and International Relations, French Biodiversity Agency
speaker headshot Sara Hutto
Conservation and Climate Program Coordinator, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, U.S.
speaker headshot Ruth Parker
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquatic Science U.K.
speaker headshot Doug George
NOAA Office for Coastal Management, U.S.
speaker headshot Hannah Cook
Joint Nature Conservation Commission, U.K.
speaker headshot Dave Stone
Chief Scientist for the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK

Nature is at the heart of climate action. This event aims to provide evidence to national and international policy makers on the role MPAs can play to conserve biodiversity, mitigate climate change, and to adapt to climate change in order to inform and promote the role of MPAs as nature-based solutions to meet Nationally Determined Contributions. Protecting and restoring blue carbon habitats will be necessary to global climate change targets. This session will share methodologies to assess blue carbon habitats, blue carbon habitat restoration case studies, and methodologies to understand existing protection and potential gaps.


  • 17:00  Opening remarks, Florent Merle

  • 17:05  Introduction of session and speakers, Master of Ceremony (MC), Dave Stone

  • 17:11  Sara Hutto, Kelp carbon restoration as a climate mitigation strategy

  • 17:24  Florent Merle, Seagrass restoration via RenforC project (Reinforcement of carbon sinks in the marine environment)

  • 17:37  Ruth Parker, The importance of carbon stored in the seabed

  • 17:50  Doug George, The role of ocean sediments in carbon storage

  • 18:03  Hannah Cook, Introducing blue carbon as an MPA selection criterion

  • 18:15  Q&A 

  • 18:25  Closing by MC Dave Stone, Key messages and conclusions

Event Organizer: The International Partnership on MPAs, Biodiversity and Climate Change

Duration: 1 Hour & 30 Minutes.

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time iconDecember 12, 2023 15:00

Managing and protecting ocean spaces for climate, biodiversity and people by 2030

speaker headshot Moderator: Dr. Pernille Schnoor
Senior researcher, World Maritime University (moderator)
speaker headshot Richard Sanders
Director, ICOS Ocean Thematic Centre (OTC), Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE)
speaker headshot Mary S. Wisz
Professor, World Maritime University
speaker headshot Patrick Lehodey
Senior Climate Fisheries Scientist, Mercator Ocean International
speaker headshot Marinez Scherer
MSP Coordinator, Ministry of the Environment, Brazil; Professor, Marine Management, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
speaker headshot Fabio Berzaghi
Senior researcher, World Maritime University
speaker headshot Natalya Gallo
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen

How should we manage and protect ocean spaces to address the climate and biodiversity crises by 2030? 

Management of ocean spaces is essential for reversing and adapting to the biodiversity and climate crises. The panel will discuss challenges and opportunities for marine protected areas and marine spatial planning to address the biodiversity and climate crises, the role of ocean carbon in the Global Stocktake, and implications for science, policy, management, and capacity building. 


Moderator: Pernille Schnoor

  • Event kickoff by Professor Mary S. Wisz

  • Professor Mary S. Wisz, Managing and Protecting Ocean Spaces for Multiple Objectives

  • Dr. Richard Sanders, Effects of Marine Protected Areas on Ocean Carbon cycling: Risks of Human activities 

  • Dr. Marinez Scherer, Ecosystem-based approaches for Marine Spatial Planning

  • Q & A Session 1. with panelists and Dr. Pernille Schnoor, Moderator

  • Dr. Patrick Lehodey, Marine Protected Areas in the High Seas – How and why?

  • Dr. Fabio Berzaghi, Valuing the ecosystem service of carbon sequestration - implications for climate finance and policy

  • Dr. Natalya Gallo, How can scientific research support sustainable ocean management and development?

  • Q & A Session 2. with panelists and Dr. Pernille Schnoor, Moderator

Event Organizer:
World Maritime University

Duration: 1 Hour & 30 Minutes.

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time iconDecember 12, 2023 17:00

COP28 Virtual Ocean Pavilion High-Level Closing Event: Climate Change and the BBNJ Agreement

speaker headshot Dr. Indumathie Hewawasam
Board Director, Global Ocean Forum
speaker headshot Mr. Tony Macdonald
Director, Urban Coast Institute, Monmouth University; Board Director, Global Ocean Forum
speaker headshot Ms. Kristina Gjerde
Senior High Seas Advisor, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
speaker headshot Mr. Fuad Bateh
Former delegate, Intergovernmental Conference on BBNJ
speaker headshot Ms. Rena Lee
Ambassador for International Law, Singapore
speaker headshot Dr. Vladimir Jares
Director, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
speaker headshot Rt Hon Lord Benyon
Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
speaker headshot Mr. Kestutis Sadauskas
Deputy Director-General DG MARE, European Commission
speaker headshot Ms. Darcy DeMarsico
Director General, Blue Economy Policy, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
speaker headshot Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin
Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, and Assistant Director-General of UNESCO
speaker headshot Dr. Vera Agostini
Deputy Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Division at the United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
speaker headshot Ms. Isabelle Vanderbeck
Task Manager, UNEP GEF International Waters
speaker headshot Ms. Thecla Keizer
Deputy Head, International Office, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
speaker headshot Dr. Miriam Balgos
Executive Director, Global Ocean Forum

This closing event of the COP28 Virtual Ocean Pavilion will discuss the collaborative and cooperative approaches that are being used to progress the ocean in the climate, biodiversity, and sustainable development agendas. This event caps a series of live events organized by the Global Ocean Forum and Plymouth Marine Laboratory which focus on the theme "Integrating Ocean and Climate Action." It underscores the opportunity provided by the adoption of the new BBNJ Agreement in June and its signing by over 80 countries in September to explore the mitigation and adaptation potential of the vast high seas, along with its ecosystems and resources. This potential will need to be explored within the context of a wide array of international bodies with their respective governance arrangements that need to be harmonized.

Recognizing the current lack of dedicated funding to implement the BBNJ Agreement which could potentially hamper the advancement of the 30x30 target, it would be necessary for ocean leaders to promote initiatives that could support early action, capacity needs assessments, and other pre-ratification activities.

The event will include high-level interventions, personal experiences and messages across the age spectrum and give examples of collaborative undertakings at various levels that may be applicable to the ABNJ as well as discussing next steps as countries begin to ratify and implement the BBNJ agreement. The session will conclude in a review of the role and accomplishment of this COP28 Virtual Ocean Pavilion in engaging and reaching out to those not able to attend COP28 in person, indeed in its role of democratizing the ocean at COP28 and promoting unity and inclusivity.


  • 17:00   Introduction to the event, Mr. Tony MacDonald (Co-Moderator)

  • Part 1. National and regional perspectives on Climate and the BBNJ Agreement, Moderator, Mr. Tony MacDonald

  • 17:05  HE Ms. Rena Lee, The BBNJ Agreement: What's Next After the Ship Has Reached the Shore

  • 17:11  Rt Hon Lord Benyon, The BBNJ Agreement: Prospects for ocean-based mitigation and adaptation

  • 17:17  Mr. Kestutis Sadauskas, BBNJ and ocean governance for climate 

  • 17:23  Ms. Darcy DeMarsico, The BBNJ Agreement: Prospects for ocean-based mitigation and adaptation

  • 17:29  Mr. Fuad Bateh, The BBNJ Agreement: Its Crucial Role in Achieving the Global 30×30 Target

  • 17:35  Panel Discussion/Q&A, Moderator, Mr. Tony MacDonald

  • Part 2. Global and civil society perspectives on Climate and the BBNJ Agreement, Moderator, Dr. Indumathie Hewawasam

  • 17:40  Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin, The BBNJ Agreement: Leveraging the UN Ocean Science Decade towards Ratification and Implementation

  • 17:46  Dr. Vladimir Jares, The BBNJ Agreement: Perspectives from looking back and looking forward throughout the DOALOS journey as Interim Secretariat of the BBNJ Agreement

  • 17:52  Dr. Vera Agostini, The BBNJ Agreement: An Opportunity for Fostering the Ecosystem Approach to Climate-Resilient and Sustainable Fisheries

  • 17:58  Ms. Isabelle Vanderbeck, The BBNJ Agreement: The Cross-sectoral Project's Potential Contribution to Early Action and Ratification

  • 18:04  Ms. Kristina Gjerde, The BBNJ Agreement: Reconfiguring Civil Society's Role towards Early Action and Ratification

  • 18:10  Panel Discussion/Q&A, Moderator, Dr. Indumathie Hewawasam

  • Part 3. Closing of the COP28 Virtual Ocean Pavilion 

  • 18:20  Ms. Thecla Keizer, The COP28 Virtual Ocean Pavilion: Fostering and Enabling Connections Around the Ocean and Climate Nexus 

  • 18:26  Closing of the COP28 Virtual Ocean Pavilion, Dr. Miriam Balgos

Event Organizers: Global Ocean Forum and Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Duration: 1 Hour & 30 Minutes.

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Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

International Partnership on MPAs, Biodiversity and Climate Change

International Partnership on MPAs, Biodiversity and Climate Change

IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC)

Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change: Updated Opportunities for Action

High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Crossings – Innovations that Bridge Scales, Disciplines, and Technologies

Gerard J. Mangone Climate Change Science & Policy Hub, University of Delaware

Ocean Visuals - an evidence-based collection of impactful, diverse, ocean and climate images.

Communications Inc

The Common Oceans Program 

UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Global Ocean Forum

Coastal Zone Canada Association

Coastal Zone Canada Association

How can ocean observing address issues such as climate change, human health and food security?

Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO)

Mangrove and Coral Reef Breakthroughs

Global Fund for Coral Reefs and the Global Mangrove Alliance

Adapting Coastal Cities to Sea Level Rise: Recommendations and Leading Practices

Ocean & Climate Platform

Youth4Ocean Forum

Nausicaa and World Ocean Network