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Innovative research for climate adaptation at the ocean-climate-human rights nexus

In  the run up to the UN Climate Summit COP26, the Hub’s funder UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) has held a series of events on COP26 Adaptation and Resilience to showcase research that is collaborative, locally led, globally relevant and aligned to the UK COP26 presidency’s theme on adaptation and loss and damage. The UKRI […]

Contributing to defining the 2022 UN Ocean Conference Interactive Dialogues

The United Nations Ocean Conference ‘Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions’ is scheduled from 27th June to 1st July 2022, in Lisbon, Portugal. Stakeholders were invited to contribute inputs to the concept papers of eight interactive dialogues of the Conference, with latest […]

Hub’s contributions to Africa-Europe partnerships on ocean governance

The Africa-Europe Foundation, the European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), and  the government of Portugal co-hosted a high-level debate ‘Fostering a cross-continental Africa-Europe dialogue on ocean governance: An Africa-Europe high-level dialogue on oceans’ on 14th February 2022. This blogpost reflects on the extent to which One Ocean Hub research contributes to […]

New poetry anthology reflects on climate change and anthropogenic impacts on coastal and ocean environments

Reflecting on the role of poetry in human life, I once said that poetry offers ‘opportunity for a pause’. However, thinking back on this statement, I would now say that poetry does much more than this. It provides a way of remembering the past, of allowing all the intangible aspects of being alive to easily […]

Including the ocean in international guidance on children’s right to a healthy environment

The One Ocean Hub contributed to the first global consultation on the future content of General Comment No. 26 of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child – which will provide international guidance on how children’s rights are impacted by the environmental crisis and what governments must do to uphold these rights. Hub researcher Mia Strand […]

Contributing to a policy dialogue on the international recognition of the human right to a healthy environment

Hub Director Elisa Morgera was invited to a policy dialogue on the international recognition of the human right to healthy environment, and its meaning for States, rights-holders and for nature.  The dialogue was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN in Geneva in cooperation with the Universal Rights Group, ahead of the 2022 […]

Bringing local voices to the Global Partnership on Marine Litter

The One Ocean Hub researchers contributed to share local experiences on the impacts of ocean plastics at an international webinar on the Global Partnership on Marine Litter focused on environmental justice on 17 February 2022 – the video-recording is available here. The webinar aimed to advance the conversation on the need for stronger action to […]

Partnering with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries

The One Ocean Hub, together with UN partners the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Environment Programme, have now engaged the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to organize a series of engagements to strengthen the recognition and protection of human rights of small-scale fishers and their communities during the International […]

Contributing to the EU-Africa Joint Ocean Governance Agenda

The European Commission published their final report ‘Feasibility Study on establishing an EU-Africa Task Force for policy cooperation and dialogue on International Ocean Governance’ in January 2022. The purpose of the study is to further the EU’s cooperation with Africa in a joint ocean governance agenda. The One Ocean Hub Director, Professor Elisa Morgera, was […]