This roundtable discussion highlights an important message that inclusive ocean governance is essential to ensure that resilience and adaptation to climate change is sustainable and just. It explores the impacts of climate change upon an array of internationally guaranteed human rights such as the human right to health and in some coastal communities, the right to self-determination and life. This roundtable discussion further draws attention to the challenges posed by climate change upon indigenous peoples and small-scale fishing communities, distribution of fish stocks, and the structure of deep-sea ecosystems. It provides an opportunity to discuss innovation and adaptation strategies that can support the sustainability of the oceans and improve communities’ resilience.
Dr Elaine Webster (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Professor Stuart Jeffrey (Glasgow School of Art, UK)
Dr David Wilson (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Professor Rose Boswell (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa)
Dr Sebastian Hennige (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Dr John Pinnegar (Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) UK)
Professor Warwick Sauer (Rhodes University, South Africa)
Dr Bernadette Snow (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Professor Jeremy Hills (University of South Pacific, Fiji)
Mrs Kelly Hoareau (University of Seychelles, Seychelles)
This event was streamed live from Scotland’s Climate Ambition Zone as part of Scottish Government’s COP26 programme of events.