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The UN Ocean Conference to be held in Lisbon is only a couple of weeks away now.
Ahead of what sets out to be an important international gathering for ocean action, Sparknews, the UN, UNESCO and the Gulbenkian Foundation are organizing a session to get a head start on the conference and dive into the core theme of the ocean-climate nexus, on June 16, 2022 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. CEST / 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET.
This event is intended for journalists covering climate, environment, biodiversity and science stories. If you’d like to know more about what notions like ‘blue economy’ entail, to get a basic explanation from experts of phenomena like ocean deoxygenation and acidification, or to learn more about the link between overfishing and climate change, join:
- Jessica Aldred, Ocean Editor of the China Dialogue
- Francyne Harrigan, Chief Development Section, United Nations and spokesperson for the UN Ocean Conference
- Andrew Hudson, Head of Water and Ocean Governance Programme at the UNDP
- Sarah Cooley, Director of Climate Science at Ocean Conservancy — the nonprofit environmental advocacy group that helps formulating policies for the ocean
Attendance is open to all for free. Register here.
For any complementary information, please reach out to Kaella Kolle.