Incorporating The Ocean Into Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
This discussion paper - prepared for a workshop in Suva, Fiji in May 2019 - is meant to stimulate thinking in relation actions to mitigate climate change, improve the resilience of coastal communities and livelihoods, increase the conservation of marine ecosystems and ensure adaptation measures in the face of climate change impacts. It is an updated version of a previous Discussion Paper that was prepared prior to and discussed at the Madrid workshop in April 2019.
Proposal from Indonesia, Fiji, Costa Rica, Seychelles, Panama, and Palau to better integrate ocean-climate issues within the UNFCCC
The Conference of the Parties, Recalling the importance of the ocean, including as an integral part of the Earth’s climate system and for both mitigation and adaptation, Noting the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, Being conscious of needing to take into account existing UNFCCC processes addressing various aspects of the ocean-climate nexus, i.e., the interface of ocean and climate issues,
Strategy Discussion on Establishing the Role of the Ocean in the UNFCCC
Summary & Outcomes Friends of the Ocean and Climate. During SB50, Parties met to discuss strategies to better integrate ocean issues into the international climate effort. This meeting built on the May 2019 negotiators’ symposium in Suva, Fiji.