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ADVISORY: COP25 Press Briefing on the Expected Impacts of Climate Change on the Ocean Economy

MADRID, SPAIN (December 6, 2019)–What impacts will climate change have on the ocean economy? That’s the question a new blue paper from the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy seeks to answer. How much will tourism be affected by declining coral reefs? What about jobs and revenue from fishing and aquaculture? Which countries will be impacted the most?

The paper’s findings will be announced on Friday, December 6 at 14:30 CET in COP25 Press Conference Room Mocha, Hall 4 by report co-authors Ove Hoegh-Guldberg (University of Queensland) and Elene Ojea (Universidade de Vigo), and ocean experts Vidar Helgesen (Norwegian government), Taholo Kami (Fijian government), and Timothy Fitzgerald (EDF).

You can view a livestream of the press briefing here.

WHAT

Press conference to present findings from the new blue paper The Expected Impacts of Climate Change on the Ocean Economy, by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

WHEN

Friday, December 6th at 14:30 CET

WHERE

Press Conference Room Mocha, Hall 4
COP25 Madrid (IFEMA)

WHO

  • Timothy Fitzgerald, Director Fisheries Solution Center, EDF
  • Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Professor, University of Queensland
  • Vidar Helgesen, Norway’s Special Envoy to the High Level Panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy and Special Representative on the Ocean
  • Taholo Kami, Fiji’s Special Envoy to the High Level Panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy and Special Representative for Oceans
  • Elena Ojea, Senior Researcher, University of Vigo

RSVP

Please RSVP to Rhys Gerholdt (rgerholdt@wri.org) in Madrid, or Kylee Barton (kylee.barton@wri.org) in Washington

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