Listen to the podcast: Professor Steve Widdicombe on the Ocean-climate nexus
31 January 2024
"Each one of us has a vested interest in the Ocean, because the Ocean is critical in maintaining our climate". Listen to our Director of Science Professor Steve Widdicombe discuss the Ocean-climate nexus in the Ocean InSight podcast by Meerwissen.Professor Widdicombe explains what our Ocean needs to remain a key ally in fighting climate change, and whether COP28 recognised the special role oceans are playing.
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Eight years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, COP28 was set to assess progress on climate action as part of the first Global Stocktake. This is a good opportunity to take stock ourselves: How will climate change impact our coasts and seas, and what can and should we do in response? In this episode we’re joined by James Kairo, the Blue Carbon Project Representative at Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, and Stephen Widdicombe, Director of Science and Deputy Chief Executive at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK. We're asking what oceans need to remain a key ally in fighting climate change and whether COP28 recognised the special role oceans are playing. We’re also asking what policy changes might be needed to achieve real impact, and where we see ongoing challenges and science gaps. So dive right in - not least to hear what makes us hopeful that at least some positive change is being achieved.