THE UNITED NATIONS 'CLIMATE & OCEANS' INVITE YOU TO JOIN THEM
FOR THE OCEAN SYMPOSIUM 2021 HASTINGS, SUSSEX + ZOOM ONLINE
- 2nd OCTOBER - LIVE EVENT, WITH A STUNNING LINE UP OF SPEAKERS
United Nations Association, Climate and Oceans is a UNA Group and is also an
International Network. It is affiliated to the United Nations Association UK
(UNA-UK) and work in partnership with UNA London and South East (UNA LASER).
UNA CLIMATE & OCEANS MISSION STATEMENT:
1. To promote the work and advice of the United Nations and its Scientific Agencies, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), UNESCO, UN Environment, UN Meteorological Organization (WMO), UN Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC),
International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
2. To promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) as an integral part of our work and scope. We will promote a comprehensive understanding of the climate crisis, encompassing the environmental, economic and social consequences.
3. To educate UNA members and the general public regarding the key interactions between Atmosphere,
Oceans and Cryosphere, as the main regulatory processes of Earths Climate.
4. To engage with UK Government Agencies and Ministers, influencing the implementation of national, regional and local policies regarding the environment and human interactions. Some of these Government Agencies are: Environment Agency, Minister for
Pacific and the Environment, Sussex Inshore and
Fisheries Authority, Environment Minister, Natural England, etc.
5. To engage with Embassies in London in order to lobby World Governments towards a green and blue agenda, so their polices reflect their commitment to the UN SDGs and their National targets.
6. To engage with regional civil Forums, NGOs and Community Groups in order to encourage them to adopt the UN SDGs as part of their approach. Some of the Forums, NGOs and Community Groups are: Climate Coalition, Sussex Marine and Coastal Forum, The Wildlife Trusts, Marine Conservation Society, Rother Voluntary Action, Brighton Dolphin Project, Transition Town movement, etc.
7. To engage with local governments, influencing the implementation of local polices regarding the environment and human interactions.
8. To organise regional and local events for the general public in order to promote our aims. These events will be organised typically in partnership with local Universities, NGOs and Government Agencies. Some of these partners are: Sussex Wildlife Trust, Centre for Aquatic Environments (University of Brighton), University of Sussex, Energise Sussex Coast, Hastings Museum, UNESCO Biosphere (Brighton), Transition Town movement, Strandliners, Rother Voluntary Action, Friends of the Earth, Plastic Free Hastings,
Eastbourne, Plastic Free Brighton, Plastic Free Tunbridge Wells etc.
9. To lobby local Governments and local MPs, promoting the Scientific conclusions of the UNs Scientific agencies, such as the reports of the IPCC, IPBES, UN WMO, etc.
10. To organise International Events using online platforms such as Webinar with International partners, such as UNA Sweden, in order to reach a global audience and promote our aims.
11. To support and promote national, regional, and local environmental campaigns, providing Scientific advice and expertise, according to our aims.
12. To give Scientific talks to community groups, youth groups, educating the general public on the environmental, economic and social impacts of the Climate crisis.
The UN Association Climate and Oceans are looking
to engage in the following topics:
Multilateralism and Climate action
Biodiversity and the Climate crisis
Crucial role of the Ocean-Atmosphere -Cryosphere in regulating Earths climate
Behavioural change as climate action
Marine Protection to mitigate climate impacts
Vulnerability of coastal communities to climate change
Education: the need for a new global mindset on climate change and sustainability
Rebuild a green and blue
economy. A post pandemic world.
Geopolitics and Climate Action
Climate crisis and conflict
Ocean health as essential to a healthy climate
The climate cost of food
Decarbonising supply chains
Women and climate action
Protecting and empowering children the most vulnerable to climate change
How to decarbonise transport sustainable transport
Greening infrastructure. The future of our cities
Developing a vision for zero carbon energy
Transition to renewable energy
Delivering clean energy
Financing the transition to a cleaner economy
Finance for climate action
Global climate finance flows (public and private)
AID - When most people think of the United Nations, they think of food relief
for those starving in barren areas, that perhaps cannot support life
sustainably. Typically, grain is delivered to refugee camps when people are displaced by
war or natural disasters and cannot fend for themselves.
C&O NOTICE BOARD
C&O Youth Event 'Our Climate Crisis: Youth in
Action' - Event finished
Official launch of the Hack the Planet Competition
C&O Virtual Youth Art Exhibition
our Youth Council Alumni
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& the Blue Economy
Swann Queen of the Seas Project
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a theoretical framework (Nov
for the Oceans - The Royal Commonwealth Society
our Climate, Oceans and Commonwealth Expert Profile
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