Sarah Lewis

Filter results

Clear filters

Hub highlights at the Ocean Literacy Dialogues 

During the Ocean Literacy Dialogues, Hub researchers contributed to several events:   Key messages   Hub Director, Elisa Morgera:  “Transformative ocean science needs to be based on fair research partnerships and mutual learning between Global North/South scientists and among natural, social and legal researchers and Indigenous and local knowledge holders.”  “Ocean science funders need to provide flexibility […]

Contributing to the Historic Hearings on the Climate Emergency of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Barbados 

The Barbados Hearings of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights provided a historic opportunity for governments, researchers, civil society, youth and other human rights holders to express their concerns about the human rights issues related to climate change, including at the ocean-climate nexus. The hearings provided a clear indication of the commitment and depth of […]

Highlights and challenges of the Ocean Decade Conference 2024 – the biggest ocean gathering of the year 

The key messages from the Barcelona Decade Conference send hopeful signals that ocean science is moving towards more inclusive thinking in terms of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to support ocean governance in terms of solutions, as well as the identification of problems. At the same time, significant space for improvement remains in ensuring meaningful change […]

‘Mapping for Justice’ wins Strathclyde’s Images of Research competition 

Our image titled ‘Mapping for Justice’ has been awarded at this year’s Images of Research competition at the University of Strathclyde. The image co-won the ‘Societal Spark’ category that centres on ‘showcasing how research and innovation can bring about positive, real-world impact and tackle societal challenges’. The awarded image was taken in the Kosi Bay […]

We launched our UN Decade Implementing Partner program ‘Transdisciplinary Toolbox for Transformative Ocean Governance’ at the UN Ocean Decade Conference in April 2024

The launch of the Hub’s Transdisciplinary Toolbox for Transformative Ocean Governance was warmly received at the UN Ocean Decade Conference on 9 April 2024. The innovative and unique transformative practices of the Hub sparked generative conversations during and after the event, reinforcing our commitment to exchange with and support other ocean researchers in their longing for transdisciplinary and […]

Mangroves in Ghana – why we need to protect them

This blog post unpacks the findings from two latest reports on the impacts of mangrove deforestation in Ghana. Mangroves are a kind of marine vegetation that exists in coastal areas. These incredible plants are well adapted to the ocean environment and provide many different functions such as acting as nursery habitats for young (juvenile) fish […]

Reflecting on marine plastic pollution and Indigenous Peoples’ human right to health 

As the international negotiations continue on a new instrument on the full life-cycle of plastics pollution, it remains unclear to what extent human rights and marine plastics will be addressed by the new instrument. To further raise awareness about the transformative potential of taking these considerations more centrally into the negotiations, the Hub was invited […]

Hub Director appointed UN Special Rapporteur on Climate Change and Human Rights 

Hub Director Elisa Morgera has been appointed as the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change by the Human Rights Council on 5 April 2024. The selection process involved over 50 candidates. Her new role will entail contributing to the development of international human rights standards to address and […]

Discussing deep-seabed mining at the Human Rights Council 

The human rights concerns about deep-seabed mining have been highlighted at the Human Rights Council. On 28 March 2024, the Permanent Missions of Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Morocco, Panama, Samoa and Switzerland, organised with the Dona Bertarelli Philanthropy foundation, IUCN, the OHCHR, and the One Ocean Hub, an event to explore the links between human […]