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Connecting the One Health approach to the ocean-climate nexus

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) aims at the development of good science to ensure the conservation of the ocean, the sustainability of its uses and the protection of ocean health. Nevertheless, there is no common understanding of what “ocean health” could encompass under the Decade, and definitions in the […]

Strengthening cooperation among UN bodies in tackling ocean and climate change

On 1st November 2021, the One Ocean Hub organised a roundtable to bring together UN bodies and researchers from different disciplines on the climate/ocean nexus. The event was titled ‘SBSTA Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue Theme: Strengthening cooperation and collaboration among relevant UN bodies in tackling ocean and climate change’ for the COP26 Virtual Ocean […]

COP26: what news for the ocean?

After COP25 in Madrid in 2019 was labelled the ‘Blue COP’, expectations were high for COP26 to embed the ocean into future climate-related action at all levels. Against the benchmark of the expectations the One Ocean Hub had set out before COP26, this blog post will provide a rapid assessment of the significance for the […]

Poster Exhibition on Inclusive Ocean Governance for Decisive Climate Action

The One Ocean Hub organised a poster exhibition for COP26 Universities Network’ Green Zone Exhibition at Glasgow Science Centre on 12th November 2021. The Hub was one of the 100 exhibitors, 200 events and 11 sponsors taking over the Green Zone space. The exhibition focused on inclusive ocean governance, integrating myriad human relationships with, and […]

One Ocean Hub supporting ‘Because the Ocean’ Third Declaration 2021

‘Because the Ocean’ is an initiative joined by a group of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), that has spearheaded the link between ocean and climate change. This blogpost aims to explore how One Ocean Hub’s research and activities support the pledges outlined in the third declaration of ‘Because the […]

Promoting Sustainable and Just Adaptation to Climate Change

On 5th November 2021, the One Ocean Hub organised a roundtable discussion among leading academics on “The Ocean and Climate Justice: Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation” as part of the Scottish Government’s COP26 Climate Ambition Zone events. This blogpost provides an overview of key messages delivered at the roundtable. The importance of inclusive ocean governance The […]

Exploring law, conflict and mediation at the ocean-climate nexus

The One Ocean Hub and its partners have explored the role of law, different sciences, arts and mediation in transforming conflicts at the climate-ocean nexus. This blog post summarizes the key messages arising from wo COP26 side events, focussed, respectively, on law and governance and on conflict and mediation. Both events interrogated the intersections of […]

Advancing Children and Young People’ Rights to a Healthy Ocean in the context of Climate Change

The One Ocean Hub sought to advance understanding about children and young people’s rights to a healthy ocean through its activities pre and during the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 (COP26). These included organising an event for the UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY) 16  and  a side event for the COP26 Virtual Ocean […]

Climate Change Litigation at COP26: why it may matter also for the climate-ocean nexus?

This year at COP26, there were more climate change litigation events throughout the various COP venues, universities and the city than at any previous Climate COPs. This blog post briefly reflects on some of the key issued discussed around COP26 on climate litigation, recent initiatives by the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, and […]