Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC): A Pacific perspective - A Pacific Community Side Event at COP25

Madrid, Spain

Thursday 5 December 2019 10:00 – 11:00

Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion

The IPCC approved and accepted Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) at its 51st Session held on 20 – 23 September 2019.

The report holds a special importance for the Pacific region, where Leaders have called for a bold and visionary Blue Pacific strategy, where lives of communities and nations are so closely associated with marine and coastal resources, and where cultural and societal values intrinsically link up to the Ocean.

The report provides a rather bleak picture for the present and future of the ocean and the countries depending on it. Taking a Pacific perspective, the event will bring together authors and Pacific representatives to review the relevance of the findings in terms of key priorities for the region, including Sea Level Rise, coral reef degradation or sustainable management of marine resources.  

Lead organiser

The Pacific Community (SPC), Sylvie Goyet, Director, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability

Associated partners

Joint Event
Joint Partner
SPC, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, University of Queensland, The University of the South Pacific