Season: 3
Episode: 4

The ocean-climate nexus

Hosted by:

Kira Gee (Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon), Alison Clausen (IOC)


James Kairo (KMFRI), and Stephen Widdicombe (PML, UK)

Ocean InSights 

A podcast on ocean science for sustainable development

Podcast Episode 4
James Kairo

James Kairo

Stephen Widdicombe

Stephen Widdicombe

Ocean InSight by MeerWissen
Ocean InSight by MeerWissen
The ocean-climate nexus

Science and policy needs in the wake of COP28

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.

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