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What does the 2022 UN Biodiversity Summit outcome on digital sequence​ information​ mean for the ocean and ocean research? (Part 2)

Following on from a previous blog post on the UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP15, held on 7-19 December 2022 - Montreal, Canada), this post reflects on the decision to establish a multilateral mechanism for benefit-sharing from ​digital sequence information (​DSI​)​, including a global fund, and its implications of for the ocean, ocean-dependent human rights and […]

Empty or livelihood space? Changing narratives about the ocean space and ocean defenders in the roll out of Blue Economy plans

What can we learn from governments’ implementation of Blue Economy policies in relation to coastal communities? To what extent are they recognising ocean defenders as environmental human rights defenders?   As a follow up to the Hub’s engagement with the Winter/Summer School on Human Rights and the Environment in 2021 and 2022 and at World Oceans […]

A Peace Pact with Nature: reflecting on the CBD COP15 and the new BBNJ agreement

What difference can the new Global Biodiversity Framework and the new agreement on ocean biodiversity make for the triple environmental crises and human rights? Former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Prof John Knox, invited the One Ocean Hub, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat and other experts to share their […]

What do the 2022 UN Biodiversity Conference outcomes mean for the ocean and ocean research? A focus on marine biodiversity and human health (Part 3)

Following a previous blog post on the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) adopted at the UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP 15, held on 7-19 December 2022 – Montreal, Canada) and a Lancet Comment on COP15, this blog post reflects on the implications of the COP15 discussions and decisions on human health and biodiversity for the ocean, […]

One Ocean Hub’s Upcoming Events for the UN World Ocean Week 2023

You are warmly invited to join our events on innovative approaches for governments, scientists and civil society to respectfully engage with Indigenous and local knowledge in ocean research and governance. These events will contribute to celebrate UN World Ocean Day by reflecting on the need for inclusivity, equity and integrated approaches in the implementation of […]

Fishers’ songs from Ghana to Glasgow – A documentary film ‘Cocooned in Harmony’ screens at the Centre for Contemporary Arts

Cocooned in Harmony: Power, Agency and Multiple Realities in the Songs of Indigenous Ghanaian Seine Fisherfolk” or “Cocooned in Harmony” for short will be screened at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow 19 April 2023 at 2pm. The screening is followed by a Q&A with researcher Eric Debrah Otchere (University of Cape Coast, Ghana) […]

One Ocean Hub events in Rome for the Closing of IYAFA

Workshop on using arts-based and knowledge-solidarity network approaches for the empowerment of small-scale fishers to have their voice heard Wednesday, 29 March, 10am-1pm (Rome time) Register here (event is in-person only) Venue: Chagall Meeting Room, Hotel Ripa, Via degli Orti di Trastevere, 3, 00153 Rome (details about the hotel here) Small-scale fishers in many countries have […]

What have we achieved during IYAFA-2022? And what next for advancing the human rights-based approach to small-scale fisheries?

The International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022) provided a significant opportunity to raise awareness and advance understanding of the human rights of small-scale fishers, fish workers and their communities. Throughout IYAFA, we have deepened joined efforts with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), theUN Office of the High Commissioner for […]

What does the Global Biodiversity Framework and other 2022 UN Biodiversity Summit outcomes mean for the ocean and ocean research? (Part 1)

The global biodiversity community adopted a new global framework to catalyze, enable and galvanize urgent and transformative action at all levels to halt and reverse biodiversity loss. In addition, the UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP 15, held on 7-19 December 2022 – Montreal, Canada)) also adopted new decisions on marine biodiversity, as well as on […]