World Oceans Day at UNESCO

© Shark Bay, fIlm Planète Océan. Yann Arthus Bertrand

8 june 2015

In honour of the United Nations World Oceans Day, celebrated each year on 8 June, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) will organize a full day dedicated to the ocean and its link to the climate system.

With the help of scientific workshops, plenary sessions, and exhibitions, this day will bring together scientists, political decision-makers, civil society and youth to identify, through dialogue, promising ocean-sensitive actions and strategies to mitigate climate change and its socioeconomic impacts.

On this occasion will be launched the Call of the Ocean for the Climate. This Call will be the starting point of a broad mobilization to encourage the public and the decision-makers to give a greater consideration to the oceans in climate negotiations. The messages will underline the ocean’s essential role for the survival of our planet and how climate change is threatening this role, with potentially disastrous consequences.

This special day will lead to the Paris Climate Conference (COP21), with the use of the hashtag “OceanForClimate” on Twitter.

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