Theme: Oceans and coastal zones

Riding the wave: Financing source-to-sea action

Applying a source-to-sea lens to identify priorities for development and investment through the source-to-sea continuum can contribute to economic, social and environmental sustainability. Yet, current financing practices shy away from considering upstream-downstream impacts. We explore the rationales, challenges, and opportunities for incorporating a source-to-sea perspective when assessing and funding projects.

Promoting Coastal Resilience through Novel Finance Solutions

Join us at this Race to Resilience dialogue at the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week!

One of the restored mangrove areas Phu Loc, Vietnam.

Getting a Grip on Nature’s Value in Developing Countries

Estimating the value of two ecosystem restoration activities in Vietnam

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?