Beyond GDP: National Accounting for the Ocean and Ocean Economy


This webinar launches the Blue Paper ‘National Accounting for the Ocean and Ocean Economy’ which highlights the opportunity for incorporating ocean accounts into national accounting frameworks and the data and technology already available at our fingertips to do so. The webinar also features the work of the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership (GOAP), a global partnership designed to advance greater coordination and alignment between country efforts through a shared technical framework for ocean.


Webinar: The Case for the Ocean as a Dual Solution to Climate Change and COVID-19 Recovery


As part of London Climate Action Week 2020, Head of Secretariat, Kristian Teleki moderates this discussion on the role that ocean-based climate action can play in delivering the environmental, social, health and financial benefits we need to see as humanity emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, featuring supporting Ocean Panel member Peter Thomson; Special Report lead author, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg; and Norway’s Sherpa Vidar Helgesen, amongst others.


Webinar: The Link between Ocean Energy and Mineral Resources


Supporting Ocean Panel member Peter Thomson; Blue Paper authors Peter Haugan, Lisa A. Levin, Diva Amon; and Advisory Network member Francisco Boshell discuss actions that can help ensure that the scaling up of ocean-based renewable energy, and decisions taken about deep-seabed mining, maintain ocean health and achieve a sustainable ocean economy.


Ocean Panel Perspectives: Accelerating the Transition to a Sustainable Ocean Economy


Olai Uludong, Ocean Panel Sherpa for Palau; Vidar Helgesen, Ocean Panel Sherpa for Norway; Peter Thomson, honorary Ocean Panel member; Jane Lubchenco, Expert Group co-chair; and Mary Ruckelshaus, Blue Paper co-lead author share reflections on the road ahead for building a sustainable ocean economy, featuring insights from Blue Paper 'The ocean transition: what to learn from systems transitions' in this webinar moderated by WRI's President and CEO, Andrew Steer.


Integrated Ocean Management

2020-05-20, Online

Ricardo Serrão Santos, Ocean Panel Sherpa for Portugal and Vidar Helgesen, Ocean Panel Sherpa for Norway we well as Minhan Dai, Jan-Gunnar Winther, Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez, and Amy Trice, authors of the Blue Paper 'Integrated Ocean Management' discuss how an Integrated Ocean Management approach offers the tools to enable a more balanced approach to the use and conservation of ocean resources in this webinar hosted by WRI.


Critical Habitats and Biodiversity: Inventory, Thresholds and Governance

2020-05-07, Online

Martha Delgado, Ocean Panel Sherpa for Mexico and Octavio Aburto, Blue Paper lead author, discuss the pressing challenges, opportunities for action, and success stories in ocean governance and management, featuring insights from the Blue Paper ''Critical Habitats and Biodiversity: Inventory, Thresholds and Governance’ in this Spanish-only webinar co-hosted by WRI Mexico and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The Ocean Genome: Challenges and Opportunities

2020-04-24, Online

Olai Uludong, Ocean Panel Sherpa for Palau and Robert Blasiak, Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Siva Thambisetty, Rachel Wynberg, and Alex Rogers, Blue Paper authors, discuss how to protect the unique genetic diversity of the ocean and how to distribute the benefits that come from exploring the ocean genome, featuring insights from the Blue Paper 'The Ocean Genome: Conservation and the Fair, Equitable and Sustainable Use of Marine Genetic Resources’ in this webinar hosted by WRI.