The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a global vision that provides the framework for the actions needed to tackle the major challenges of mankind, including Climate Change (SDG-13) and Ocean Life sustainability (SDG-14). This international Agenda is set in a context of a climate emergency and global environmental change. There is an urgent need to provide the data, information and knowledge to society to monitor, understand and mitigate against these changes, and to empower citizens to understand, feel connected, and to change their behavior and transform their lifestyles towards sustainable living. The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) is the mechanism for inter- and multidisciplinary studies of the ocean that provides the knowledge to increase the awareness about the changes, and to build the capacity to realize effective adaptation to the changes.

During the panel we discussed the climate/ocean related programs and their elements that are generating knowledge, which we have divided into three levels: global, regional and local. We also discussed the level of awareness of ocean and climate issues among global citizens/professionals/policy makers, etc.

Through the panel we provided the context relating to the level of the available climate and ocean knowledge as well as examples of best practices in climate and ocean approaches to share properly tailored knowledge.

Date of the event: 21-22 April 2022

Place of the event: Polish Academy of Sciences – Scientific Center in Paris (74, rue Lauriston)

 

Organising Committee:

dr hab. inż. Mirosława Ostrowska (Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences)

Marcin Wichorowski (Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences)

Natalia Pstrąg (Polish Academy of Sciences – Scientific Center in Paris)