Climate Change

UN Climate Change Conference (COP22)
7-18 November 2016

         Oceans Action Event - 12th November           

Tackling climate change impacts on oceans, seas, and coastal and island contexts

The Oceans Action Day at COP22 will showcase how the world is tackling climate change impacts on oceans, seas, and coastal and island contexts. The purpose is to review initiatives launched at COP21 as part of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda, announce new initiatives, with multi-national and multi-stakeholder contributions to the solution space. The event will feature high-level political leaders from around the world, heads of international agencies, NGOs, technical/policy experts, and private sector representatives to:

  • Highlight examples of adoption and implementation of the Paris Agreement in the context of oceans;
  • Lend political support and provide suitable policy options in the implementation of actions on oceans, seas, coasts, and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) issues in the context of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 14 on oceans and seas;
  • Connect the oceans, coasts and climate initiatives generated at COP 21 and COP 22 with national actions plans, initiatives and commitments, such as the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (as called for in the Road Map for Global Climate Action);
  • Showcase and promote financial support and capacity development to enable nations to fulfil their NDCs, with special emphasis on oceans, seas and coasts, and on the concerns from SIDS and African States;
  • Develop specific next steps for advancing the oceans and climate issues in the UNFCCC process in the next phase, as part of the Road Map for Global Climate Action, and tracking mechanisms to measure progress in subsequent COPs. 



  • Government of Morocco
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Global Ocean Forum
  • Ocean and Climate Platform