A co-hosted event by the COP 28 Presidency; High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy; Ocean Action 2030 ; Ocean & Climate Platform on behalf of the Marrakech Partnership; High-Level Climate Champions

This event will cast a spotlight on the ocean and underscore country commitments toward the goal of achieving 100% Sustainable Ocean Management through the development and implementation of Sustainable Ocean Plans (SOPs), which are integral to addressing Ocean Breakthroughs. Participants will showcase ocean-based climate solutions to reduce the emissions gap between current and future emissions by up to 35 percent on a 1.5°C pathway, as well as to strengthen food security, energy capacity, and local livelihoods through enhanced climate action.

State and non-state actors will jointly set the way for the blue ambition loop and a whole-of-society approach where the ocean is part of the solution - with key leaders across sectors showing how this agenda will be taken forward in future years. This high-level convening will position the ocean at the heart of humanity's challenges securing a resilient, nature-positive, and net-zero future.

The event will be livestreamed here


  • Cynthia Barzuna, Director, Ocean Action 2030, WRI
  • John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
  • Razan Al Mubarak, High-Level Champion, COP28 Presidency
  • Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean
  • Ambassador Ilana Seid, Palau Permanent Representative to the United Nations
  • Loreley Picourt, Ocean Focal Point, MPGCA
  • Ignace Beguin, Nature Lead, High Level Champions

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