The Ocean Climate Nexus Consensus Statement goes on tour (27 – 29 October, Brest, Washington DC, Strasbourg) | European Marine Board

The Ocean Climate Nexus Consensus Statement goes on tour (27 – 29 October, Brest, Washington DC, Strasbourg)

Following on from the launch of the Ocean Climate Nexus Statement at EMB’s 5th Forum in the European Parliament on 21 October, the Statement and messages contained therein are currently being promoted at a number of events on either side of the Atlantic. EMB Chair, Jan Mees, delivered a lecture on "The Ocean-Climate Nexus: key messages of the 5th European Marine Board Forum" at a joint session of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC) and SaferSeas in Brest as part of  a climate change symposium titled“The Future of Science in the 21st Century : Climate change : impacts on the ocean, food production, health and the economy" on 27 October. On 28 October, EMB Executive Secretary Niall McDonough was a keynote speaker at a members meeting of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in Washington DC where he reported on The Ocean Climate Nexus event, the Consensus Statement, and next steps on the road to COP21. Also in Washington DC, in order to carry the Statement’s message on Ocean and Climate to the broader foreign policy and policymaking community, Niall is presenting the Statement and research priorities to the Council on Foreign Relations, the leading U.S. foreign policy organization, during a roundtable on “Oceans & Climate Change: Paris and Beyond”. Also on 29 October, Nan-Chin Chu of the EMB Secretariat is presenting the Ocean Climate Nexus Consensus Statement at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, as part of the Seas, Rivers, Islands & Coastal Areas European Parliament Intergroup conference on the maritime perspective of climate change prior to the COP 21 meeting. This European Parliament event provides an opportunity to discuss the role of our seas and ocean in climate negotiations with MEPs.
Picture features EMB Chair, Jan Mees, presenting on the Ocean Climate Nexus at the EURASC and SaferSeas climate change symposium in Brest.