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Glasgow 04.11.2021: Oceans Day

Seaweed floating in the ocean
Shane Stagner -
The Oceans are a main force in absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. But ocean acidification and other factors pose a huge challenge to future absorption, Join a discussion on the role of oceans in the overall fight against climate change.


All events are GMT.

8.15 AM - 9.45 AM: Connecting the Dots: Human Rights and Climate Change

Organizer: Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights

It is clear that climate change impacts human rights. Reflecting on real-life experiences and scenarios, this workshop aims to reinforce youth groups’ knowledge of the interlinkages between human rights and climate change, and identify strategies to leverage a rights-based approach to catalyse climate action and adaptation that is fairer and more inclusive.

10.00 AM - 10.45 AM: World Energy Outlook

Organizers: International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency (IEA)’s World Energy Outlook (WEO) provides critical analysis and insights on trends in energy demand and supply, and what they mean for energy security, environmental protection and economic development.

11.00 AM - 12.00 PM: Ocean Acidification in the North East Atlantic, Arctic and Baltic Waters

Organizer: Plymouth Marine Laboratory

High-level speakers and science experts will look to raise ambition for emissions reduction towards achieving the Paris Agreement, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

12.15 PM - 1.00 PM: The San José Declaration: a vision for sustainable hydropower

Organizer: International Hydropower Association / Co-organizers: Costa Rican government 

The world cannot achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 without the flexibility and balance that sustainable hydropower provides to clean energy systems. Appointed by representatives of governments, NGOs, hydropower industry, financial institutions and academia, the 2021 San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower outlines a new progressive vision for sustainable hydropower to play its best role in the clean energy transition. 

1.15 PM - 1.45 PM: LUNCH BRIEFING: Greenland, the World’s Largest Energy Island

JOINT EVENT (Glasgow / Helsinki)

Live from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow we give you access to the ongoing negotiations at COP26. In a joint event with the Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki we give you a unique opportunity to ask your questions straight to the people in charge.
Speaker: Kalistat Lund, Greenlandic minister for Energy and the Environment

2.00 PM - 3.00 PM: Let’s start the ocean data revolution in the Nordics!

Organizer: Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) / Co-organizers: Accenture (Sweden)

Blue Carbon is instrumental to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Directing the required projects and investments in the Blue Economy requires data, expertise and cross-sectoral partnerships. Solutions in the Nordic region have the potential to catalyze transferable, actionable partnerships for the benefit of the world’s blue ecosystems.

3.15 PM - 3.45 PM: Finding Green Solutions in Blue Forests

Organizer: NMR HavKli, Nordic Council of Ministers - Ocean and Climate group

The event will discuss findings from the Nordic Blue Carbon project and address the importance of maintaining and strengthening blue forests as carbon sinks.

4.00 PM - 5.00 PM: Ocean Connections from the Arctic across the globe

Organizer: Scottish Government

This workshop will explore the importance of the ocean in the global and north west European climate, the need to ensure we are measuring the strength of ocean currents and the ocean’s properties, and how this information can be incorporated into climate models, climate services and decision-making at national and international levels.


All events will be streamed by We Don’t Have Time and some events will be shown in the NCM channels on YouTube and Facebook.