Washington DC · September 2016 · Is the Paris Agreement good news for the Ocean?
The first workshop of the Because the Ocean initiative, “Is the Paris Agreement good news for the Ocean?” was held in Washington DC in September 2016, co-sponsored by the Ministry of External Relations of Chile and the National Geographic Society.
Bonn · November 2017 · Towards Ocean-related NDCs
The second Because the Ocean workshop took place during COP23 in Bonn. The report contains three key messages to policy-makers. As Minister Inia Seruiratu, Fiji’s High-Level Climate Champion for COP23 said at the end of the workshop: “It should now be clearly recognised that the climate action needed to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement will never be enough if the ocean is not part of that action.”
Santiago de Chile · October 2018 · Latin American Regional Workshop
The fourth Because the Ocean workshop, held in Santiago, Chile in October 2018 was the first of a series of regional workshops to further advance discussions on the incorporation of the ocean into Nationally Determined Contributions. Representatives from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Uruguay, as well as the UN FAO, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Ocean Conservancy took place in this workshop.
regional workshop, Fiji, February 2019
In collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and the Ocean Pathway Partnership, the Because the Ocean initiative is planning a second regional workshop on ocean NDCs with representatives from the South Pacific.
European regional workshop · Madrid · March/April 2019
In collaboration with the Spanish Ministry for Energy and the Ecologic Transition and the European Commission, the Because the Ocean initiative is planning a third regional workshop in Madrid at the end of March/beginning of April (date TBD).
Launch of the Special Report of the IPCC on the Ocean and the Cryosphere in a Changing Environment, Monaco, September 2019
In collaboration with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Because the Ocean initiative will be present at the launch of the IPCC Special Report, to present guidance for ocean-related NDCs.