The UN Ocean Conference will be a landmark event in this “Super Year for the Ocean”. The latest IPCC report has made explicit the need for urgent action, and along with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it is incumbent on us to act decisively on climate change and to realise a just transition. Join Our Fish in Lisbon during this June’s UN Ocean Conference for a series of special events:
Sunday June 26, 15-17h
Watch Our Fish, the University of British Columbia’s Professor Rashid Sumaila and leading fisheries and marine scientists and economists from around the world to explore the connection between fisheries management and action on the climate and biodiversity emergency. The scientists presented a series of papers, recently published in the research topic “How Overfishing Handicaps Resilience of Marine Resources Under Climate Change” in Frontiers in Marine Science, to illustrate how governments can adopt measures that improve fisheries management and contribute to the restoration of ocean health and climate mitigation and adaptation.
Speakers include: Dr Rashid Sumaila, Dr Charlotte Fontaubert, Dr William Cheung, Dr Laura Blamey, Dr Alex Rogers, Erica Ferrer, Dr Sebastian Villasante, Dr Laura G Elsler, Ibrahim Issifu, and Ivonne Ortiz, Francisco Guerreiro MEP.
Watch the video recording
Sunday June 26, 17-19h
Following the Science Symposium at the same venue, Heden.
Ahead of an exciting week at the UN Ocean Conference we brought together leading scientists, ocean activists and decision-makers, while appreciating Portuguese art, music, wine and food. More information here.
Monday June 27, 08h
All life comes from the ocean and it is our number one ally in fighting climate change, so let’s celebrate our connection to the ocean before we spend our week working to defend it! Invigorate yourself with an early morning plunge into the Atlantic Ocean at Praia de Carcavelos, one of Lisbon’s most beautiful beaches. We will provide beach towels, coffee and pastries for all swimmers. All are welcome! More information.
Wednesday, 29 June, 08h30-09h30
Watch this interactive panel discussion on how fisheries management is a means to responding to the climate and biodiversity crisis. Our global experts provided the basics of the science, before the panel discussed the politics and opportunities for transforming fisheries management into a positive driver for mitigating climate change and restoring ocean health.
- Dr Rashid Sumaila, Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, The University of British Columbia
- Dr William Cheung, IPCC Lead Author and Professor and Director, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, The University of British Columbia
- Isabella Lövin, Former Deputy Prime Minister and former Environment Minister of Sweden
Ms Charlina Vitcheva, Director-General, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
- Ilka Wagner, Head of department, marine conservation, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, Germany
- Ambassador Satyendra Prasad, Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Fiji