Oceans Day — The Importance of Oceans, Coasts, and Small Island Developing States
14 Dec 2009
EEA, Kongens Nytorv 6, 1050 Copenhagen K, Denmark
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Oceans Day will highlight the direct link between climate change, the health of the oceans, and human well-being, as well as the need for sufficient funding to support bold mitigation and adaptation actions to minimise climate change impacts on coastal communities and ocean resources. Coastal communities and indigenous peoples, in both developed and developing countries and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), are at the frontline of climate change impacts. As the global community negotiates, carbon dioxide continues to be emitted at an ever-increasing rate. As a result, the ocean has experienced an increase in acidity, altered circulation patterns, warming, and a rise in sea level. Oceans Day targets an audience of negotiators, high-level officials, experts, media, and interested members of the public.
EEA is co-organising and co-hosting the event and the Executive Director, Professor Jacqueline McGlade, will moderate the conference and the evening session presenting perspectives from world leaders.
Organisers: Global Forum on Oceans Coasts and Islands, Government of Indonesia, EEA. The many co-sponsors can be seen at http://www.globaloceans.org/Oceans_day/index.html
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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