The roundtable session will explore the need for collective UN and global organisations interventions to build ocean resilience in the face of climate change, using appropriate/sustainable mitigation and adaptation strategies for states and the governance of common ocean goods and services. The key question guiding this session is: How can UN agencies strengthen synergies, facilitate and better integrate climate actions into their strategies and policies? The session will start with few short presentations, exploring concepts around common pool goods and services, systems approaches and the role of UN bodies. It will be followed with 2–3-minute intervention statement from each leading UN agency.
Chair: Mr Eden Charles, a former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Deputy Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations, New York, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority for the Enterprise and the Chairman of the Advisory Board of One Ocean Hub UKRI.
Professor Lisa Levin, Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego.
Dr Sian Rees, Associate Professor of Social-Ecological Systems, University of Plymouth.
Dr Bernadette Snow, Deputy Director, One Ocean Hub.
Dr Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Professor Manuel Barange, Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.
Mr Fredrik Haag, Head of the Office for London Convention/Protocol & Ocean Affairs, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization
Dr Joseph Appiott, Coordinator, Marine, Coastal and Island Biodiversity, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Dr. Carlos Garcia-Soto, Coordinator of the Group of Experts of the UN Regular Process (World Ocean Assessment III); Spanish National Research Council (CSIC-IEO).
Dr. Joanna Post, Programme Management Officer for Research & Systematic Observation, UNFCCC Secretariat.