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|| Registration for Resilience and the Ocean-Climate Nexus Expert Workshop
|| 2021/04/13 14:00 CEST
|| 2021/04/14 14:00 CEST
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|| This expert workshop will contribute findings to the OECD Horizontal Project on “Climate and Economic Resilience in the Low-carbon Transition”.
The ocean and climate are inextricably linked, with the ocean being both an important carbon sink and also a source of emissions through diverse ocean-based economic sectors. The ocean is also a critical social and economic resource with around 40% of the world’s population, or around 3 billion people, living within 100km of the coast, many of whom depend on the coastal zone and the ocean for their livelihoods. Several potential climate tipping points threaten the stability of the ocean economy. These include runaway loss of ice sheets that accelerate sea level rise and the disabling of the ocean circulation system. These tipping points can form a cascade, with each one triggering others, creating an irreversible shift to a hotter world and with key implications for the global economy.
Attention and research into this climate-ocean nexus has grown in recent years, but further research by the global policy community is needed to better inform this nexus and further expand the knowledgeable audience to OECD policy-makers. How can the ocean – and the essential ecosystem services it provides – be made more resilient to impacts of climate change? What are key avenues for reducing emissions from ocean-related sectors? And how can nature-based solutions help to build coastal resilience while also contributing to emissions reductions? Join us for a two-day workshop to discuss this and more.
Session items include:
- Session 1: Climate impacts and resilience in the ocean context
- Session 2: Sharing OECD country experiences on ocean climate impacts and resilience
- Session 3: Policy approaches for building economic and climate resilience in the ocean context post-COVID-19
- Session 4: Building resilience though nature-based solutions
For more information, please see the full agenda.
This workshop will take place via Zoom and advance registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you do not receive this email or for more information, please contact Niamh.HIGGINS-LAVERY@oecd.org
The expert workshop benefited from funding from Portugal and is co-hosted by the Portuguese Delegation to the OECD and the OECD Environment Directorate.