The Oceans Action Day at COP 22, will be held on November 12, 2016, at the Blue Zone during the UNFCCC COP 22, Marrakech, Morocco, as part of the UNFCCC Global Climate Action Agenda.
The Oceans Action Day at COP 22 is organized under the leadership of H.E. Minister Hakima El Haité, High-Level Champion for Climate Change, Morocco, and H.E. Mr. Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Morocco. The main organizers of Oceans Action Day at COP 22 are the Government of Morocco, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Global Ocean Forum, and the Ocean and Climate Platform.
Building on the successes of previous Oceans Days at the UNFCCC COPs, especially the Oceans Day held in Paris in 2015 during the UNFCCC COP 21, the Oceans Action Day at COP 22 will bring together leaders in the UNFCCC negotiations, high-level representatives from governments, intergovernmental/international organizations, and civil society to advance the oceans and climate change agenda at COP 22 and beyond.