The reality of ocean change and climate change is obvious for those whose livelihoods depend on the ocean. For islanders and those living on the coasts, the change in the ocean is reflected in shifts in weather patterns, extreme ocean and weather events, rising ocean temperatures and the impacts on fisheries and livelihoods. This is the frontline of Ocean Change and Climate Change.


The Ocean Pathway was successfully launched in COP23 in Bonn with a two track strategy for 2020 supporting the goals of the Paris Agreement that includes:


 1. Increasing the role of the ocean considerations in the UNFCCC process and;


2. Significantly increasing action in priority areas impacting or impacted by ocean and climate change.

Towards an Ocean Inclusive UNFCCC Process

Fiji and Sweden are the co-chairs of the Ocean Pathway Partnership. They are  represented by Fiji's Minister of Economy and Minister Responsible for Climate Change, Hon. Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum and the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, Hon. Isabella Lovin. This continues a unique partnership for the ocean that started with the co-hosting of the UN Ocean Conference in New York in June 2017.

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