Cop 21, Paris 2015

France chairs and hosts the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), from 30 November to 11 December 2015.
The conference is crucial because the expected outcome is a new international agreement on climate change, applicable to all, to keep global warming below 2°C.
The conference takes place at Le Bourget, where two zones are delimited.
A “Blue” area, where negociations are taken, only accessible to accredited people, and a “Red” area, also called the Climate Generations area.

The Blue aera:

This area is dedicated to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
World Ocean Network has been accredited to assist some negotiations as an observer NGO in the Blue area. It is represented there by a delegation of 4 people. Moreover, the Global Ocean Forum and World Ocean Network share a booth in this area, and they will hold a side event on 7th December to present their work in advancing the oceans agenda and promoting and educating the general public on the role of the oceans and seas in climate regulation. Short filmed reports will be performed during the events.

The “Red” area: Climate Generation

Since they investigate the commitment of all generations, these areas will be the part of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference site that is open to all. They seek to encourage debate on solutions to climate change. In keeping with the 600 COP21-labelled projects, the Climate Generations areas are clearly focused on the local and global solutions that are available to all, now and for the future.

World Ocean Network and Global Ocean Forum have a common booth presenting Oceans Day agenda on 4th December and Mr Goodfish Programme. Films on beacons of the sea, Ocean & Climate, Blue Society and Sea change project will be screened on the booth.

World Ocean Network Agenda at COP 21

  • 3rd December: Red Area
    * Ocean & Climate Forum – 9:15 to 19:30 – Nelson Mandela Room
    * Conference: Toward a strategic Actrion Plan on Ocean and Climate: Beyond Cop 21 – 9:45 to 12:45 – Room 8
  • 4th December: Red Area
    * Oceans Day at COP 21 – 9:30 to 18:30 – Rio Pavillon
  • 5th and 6th December: Pavillon Tara Ocean et Climat
    Festival Ocean and Climate – Films and debates with collaboration of different kind of film festivals. Performance of Tara-Thalassa film.
  • 7th December: Blue Area
    Side-event “The importance of addressing Oceans and Coasts in an ambitious agreement at the UNFCC Cop 21” – 16:45 to 18:15 – Room 6
  • 8th December: Red Area
    Conference  “The importance of addressing Oceans and Coasts in an ambitious agreement at the UNFCC Cop 21: mobilising towards implementation” – 9:45 to 11:15 – Room 5
  • 12th December: Tara inauguration – evening

Consult also Ocean & Climate Platform agenda

Watch World Ocean Network COP21 video

International Institute for Sustainable Development reports

The International Institute for Sustainable Development covered the COP 21 with daily reports. Please click on the logo to access the reports.

A Summary Report of Oceans Day at COP21

Moments in both areas