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FOA and the European Investment Bank at #COP24

posted Dec 8, 2018, 12:54 PM by Marina N'Deye

Future Ocean Alliance participate in the European Investment Bank event “No Green Without Blue – How to scale up finance for #OurOceans?” at the UNFCCC #COP24, on 8 December, 13.15-14.45, Benelux-EIB Pavilion
https://twitter.com/EIB/status/1071313151583576065

Isabel Tores de Noronha was a live with the European Investment Bank VP Jonathan Taylor at #COP24 - Video

According to OECD projections, by 2030, the ‘Blue Economy’ — defined as all economic sectors which have a direct or indirect link to the ocean — could outperform the growth of the global economy as a whole, both in terms of value added and employment. In the coming decade, marine energy, marine biotechnology, coastal tourism, transport and food production sectors could offer unprecedented development and investment opportunities. However, there is increasing evidence that losses in the ocean’s natural capital resulting from unsustainable economic activity is eroding the resource base on which such growth depends.

As such, there is a growing recognition that following a “business as usual” trajectory, that neglects the impacts on marine ecosystems, entails great risk, not only to business, but also to our planet and our future wellbeing. By contrast, investment decisions that incorporate sustainability elements to ensure environmentally, economically and socially sustainable outcomes will help to secure the long-term health and integrity of our ocean, and the shared social, ecological and economic functions that are dependent upon it. Financial markets and institutions can therefore play a pivotal role in driving the ocean sustainability agenda.

The international community has recently reaffirmed its strong commitment to conserve and sustainably use the ocean and its resources and to reduce the adverse impacts of land-based activities. The G7, the G20, other countries and markets acknowledge that scaling up finance and ensuring the sustainability of such investments are fundamental to achieving sustainable development and climate goals. Investment capital, both public and private, is therefore fundamental to unlocking a sustainable approach to the development of the Blue Economy.

Lead organisation: European Investment Bank

Contact person: Bruno Hoyer, b.hoyer@eib.org, +352621886056 

FOA at the Oceans Action Day - COP24

posted Dec 7, 2018, 8:56 AM by Marina N'Deye   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 8:59 AM ]

Isabel Torres de Noronha, President of FOA, will report the results of the event “Under Pressure: Adapting to Climate Change in Ocean and Coastal Zones under 1.5ºC of Global Warming” at the High Level Closing and Looking Ahead, Summary Event during the Ocean Action Day at COP24.

The Oceans Action Day at COP 24 will be held in Katowice, Poland, at the International Congress Centre on Saturday, December 8 from 10:00–20:00, and is made up of five segments:

10:00 to 13:00 Marrakech Partnership Ocean and Coastal Zones Action Event (Lubelski Climate Action Room 3)

13:30 to 16:30 The Oceans and Climate Nexus: Addressing Major Issues (Japanese Pavillion)

1. New Scientific Findings

2. Adaptation and Displacement

3. Ocean Content of NDCs and Ocean Financing

13:15 to 14:45 Actions on Ocean Acidification-The Other CO2 Problem (Room Narew (Area G))

17:00 to 18:30 High Level Closing and Looking Ahead (Pacific Pavillion)

18:30 to 20:00 Reception (Pacific Pavillion)

Programme: Ocean Action Day at COP24

FOA Event at the COP24

posted Dec 7, 2018, 2:13 AM by Marina N'Deye   [ updated Dec 8, 2018, 11:51 AM ]

Join Future Ocean Alliance at

posted Nov 26, 2018, 8:50 AM by Marina N'Deye   [ updated Dec 3, 2018, 3:55 AM ]

COP24 of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Global Climate Action by the UNFCCC Marrakesh Partnership

 Under Pressure: Adapting to Climate Change in Ocean and Coastal Zones under 1.5ºC of Global Warming

Venue: 17:40-19:10, Wednesday, December 5th 2018, Brazil Pavilion, COP24 of UNFCCC, Katowice, Poland

 

Co-Chairs and Organizers:

Ms. Isabel Torres de Noronha, Future Ocean Alliance, President

Mr. Carlos Moniz, National Focal Point to UNFCCC, Republic of Cabo Verde

Under Pressure: Adapting to Climate Change in Ocean and Coastal Zones under 1.5ºC of Global Warming Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action

posted Nov 22, 2018, 5:24 AM by Marina N'Deye   [ updated Nov 26, 2018, 10:05 AM ]



Join Future Ocean Alliance at

COP24 of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Global Climate Action by the UNFCCC Marrakesh Partnership

Recalling that ocean and coastal zones play a crucial role to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) towards the UN 2030 Agenda, the UNFCCC objectives, including the Paris Agreement global goal for enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change, which is key to coastal States, and particularly important to SIDS and LDCs, this MPGCA event is co-organized with the support of the Republic of Cape Verde.

International Seminar: 28 of March 2018, Lisbon

posted Mar 21, 2018, 4:21 PM by Pedro Lino   [ updated Mar 27, 2018, 2:11 PM ]

Venue: Academy of Sciences, R. Academia das Ciências, 19, 1249 Lisboa, Portugal
Co-Coordinators:
The Future Ocean Alliance and the Marrakesh Partnership with the support of the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia-Portugal
Please extend our invitation across your networks

Oceans Action Day

posted Nov 10, 2017, 4:03 AM by Pedro Lino   [ updated Nov 10, 2017, 6:58 AM ]

Marrakesh Partnership of the Global Climate Action Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Ocean and Coastal Zones: Coupling Natural and Social Systems towards a Resilient Future

Venue: 11 of November, Room 12, 15:00-16:30 Bonn Zone, COP23 of UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in Bonn, Germany

Co-Chairs: Ms. Isabel Torres Noronha (President Secretary, FOA) and Mr. Adérito Santana (UNFCCC National Focal Point of STP, SBSTA Rapporteur and LEG Member)

Workshop agenda: Case studies of new mechanisms for improving ocean governance

posted Nov 12, 2014, 4:30 AM by Joao Torrado

Final Update: Workshop agenda and venue

Venue: 16 de November 2014 Room M216 at the CCIB – Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (Spain).

Agenda:
Agenda Barcelona Workshop
Please extend our invitation across your networks. This is a joint activity by partners and Friends of the Future Ocean Alliance (FOA). 

We are looking forward to meet you in Barcelona!

With our very best regards,
Larry Hildebrand, Robin Mahon, Isabel Torres de Noronha, and Oran R. Young

Update: Deadline for abstract submission extended to 30 June

posted May 14, 2014, 7:27 AM by Joao Torrado   [ updated Jun 11, 2014, 1:39 PM ]


You are invited to submit abstracts to this workshop by 30 of June of 2014. Venue: 16th November 2014 at the ‘Barcelona Conference’. 
This joint activity by partners and Friends of the Future Ocean Alliance (FOA) takes place as part of a series of workshops preceding the ‘Barcelona Conference’: 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) 17-21 November 2014. Please extend our invitation across your networks.
This workshop aims to discuss the many different - partially overlapping but far from compatible - uses of the trendy concept of governance among those who think about contemporary ocean issues. The idea would not be to pick a winner in the sense of a way of thinking about governance we would expect all to adopt. Rather, we want to bring some order to the existing chaos of thinking that goes under the rubric of ocean governance.

Flyer download here


Invitation for Abstract Submission for the Workshop
Case studies of new mechanisms for improving ocean governance
(to) Demystifying the Idea Ocean Governance

16 of November 2014 at the ‘Barcelona Conference’

Dear Friends and Colleagues of the Future Ocean Alliance

You are kindly invited to submit abstracts for the workshop Case studies of new mechanisms for improving ocean governance: (to) Demystifying the Idea of Ocean Governance. This joint activity by partners and Friends of FOA takes place as part of a series of workshops preceding the ‘Barcelona Conference’: 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) 17-21 November 2014. Please extend our invitation across your networks.

Deadline for Abstracts
maximum 250 words. 
Forward your abstract to FOA, pleasefoa@future-ocean-alliance.org

Workshop Concept
At the workshop we aim to discuss the many different - partially overlapping but far from compatible - uses of the trendy concept of governance among those who think about contemporary ocean issues. The idea would not be to pick a winner in the sense of a way of thinking about governance we would expect all to adopt. Rather, we want to bring some order to the existing chaos of thinking that goes under the rubric of ocean governance. 

At the workshop we aim to discuss:
  • Empirical pieces (evidence) of ocean governance
  • Examples of definitions of ocean governance applied in case-studies to feed the debate Testing a couple of concepts of ocean governance to a LME and identifying what’s missing in terms of governance concept
  • Discuss the different concepts of ocean governance used in different fora and by different types of constituents
This workshop represents an opportunity to foster FOA’s mission towards a healthy, fair, and sustainable ocean, to discuss a key component of the impact of FOA’s mission in the real world: building a common understanding among all ocean actors is a centerpiece of Improving Ocean Governance.

Depending on the number of abstracts received and participants registered, our workshop will be accommodated in one or several time slots of 1.5h each, on Sunday 16th November. 

We are looking forward to meet you in Barcelona! 
With our very best regards 

Larry HildebrandRobin MahonIsabel Torres deNoronha, and Oran R. Young

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