Theme: Oceans and coastal zones

Aerial photo of mangroves

Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA)

The Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) is a multi-sector collaboration between governments, financial institutions, the insurance industry, environmental organisations and stakeholders from the Global South.

World Ocean Council (WOC)

The World Ocean Council (WOC) is a global, cross-sectoral ocean industry leadership alliance committed to “Corporate Ocean Responsibility."

Illustration of coral reef, women fishers and a coastal village

Ocean Resilience Innovation Challenge

The Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) has launched the Ocean Resilience Innovation Challenge to build resilience in the regions that need it most. The competition closes on 20 November 2020.

R2Z: Gender-Responsive and Socially Equitable Resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean

Building resilience in water, coastal zones and oceans in Latin America and the Caribbean

NAZCA Global Climate Action portal

The Global Climate Action portal is an online platform where actors from around the globe - countries, regions, cities, companies, investors and other organizations - can display their commitments to act on climate change. Launched by UN Climate Change, Peru and France in 2014, the portal was born of the realization that addressing climate change will take ambitious, broad-based action from all segments of society, public and private. Crucially, it helped build momentum towards the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement 2015.

Regional Resilience Dialogues

Why regional dialogues on adaptation and resilience? It is a political, social and economic imperative to advance actions on adaptation and resilience. A mitigation-only strategy on climate action will not be effective to address the impacts of climate change nor deliver a 1.5 degree world.


The Blue Acceleration: The Trajectory of Human Expansion into the Ocean

Does humanity's future lie in the ocean?

UN Climate Action Summit Call to Action: Resilience & Adaptation Initiatives

Civil society representatives, businesses, governments and other organisations are invited to support the UN Climate Action Summit (UNCAS) Call for Action on resilience and adaptation by Wednesday 18th September. Under their co-leadership of the resilience and adaptation strand for UNCAS, the governments of UK and Egypt , in partnership with Malawi, Bangladesh, St Lucia, the Netherlands and […]

Canada Commits CAD $2.5M to the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance to Build Coastal Resilience

 G7 meeting, 26 August 2019, Biarritz, France Ocean and coastal resilience was a key topic during Canada’s 2018 G7 presidency. At this years’ G7 meeting, held in Biarritz, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau announced that the country would commit CAD $2.5 million ($1.9m) to support the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) a new […]

One Resilient Team: Replanting mangroves to combat flood risk in the Philippines

Annually, typhoons batter the Philippines, but the replanting of proper mangrove species can help lessen the effects of these storms.