Climate Change

UN Climate Change Conference (COP23)

Oceans Action Day    

11 November: During the Oceans Action Day of the Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action, FAO alongside other organizations and governments will facilitate dialogue and encourage stakeholder participation on issues related to oceans. These events will feature and showcase work on implementation of blue carbon and the blue economy while addressing impacts of climate change, strengthening resilience to climate change, and discussions around coastal management actions in NDCs.  



Opening plenary for Oceans Action day

With an emphasis on Small Island Developing States, the opening of Oceans Action Day will look at progress of current initiatives highlighted at COP 22.

Venue: Bonn zone
Time: 10:00 - 11:30


Adapting and strengthening resilience of fisheries and aquaculture to climate change: food and livelihood approaches

This session will describe on-the-ground action that can be undertaken to foster adaptation and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable fisheries and aquaculture-dependent communities. The event will showcase support provided to policy makers through guidance on adaptation as well as disaster risk reduction/management. Examples of on-the-ground work undertaken by countries will be presented and options for replication and upscaling will be discussed.

Venue: Room 12
Time: 11:30 - 13:00


Science and Oceans:  IPCC report and other developments

Showcasing how countries collaborate in improving ocean science, the session will focus on how marine research can support ambitious measures in updated NDCs to limit warming to below 1.5°C by the end of the century.

Venue: Bonn zone
Time: 11:30 - 13:00

Accessing financial resources and mobilizing financial institutions

This event will provide opportunities for donors, funders and stakeholders to showcase examples of effective implementation of measures to realize the Blue Economy while addressing the impacts of climate change.

Bonn zone
Time: 13:15 - 14.45


Blue carbon

Advances made in terms of implementing blue carbon as part of countries’ REDD+, NAMAs or other UNFCCC driven processes will be showcased during the event that will also discuss opportunities for including coastal management actions in NDCs.

Venue: Bonn zone
Time: 13:15 - 14.45