COP26 Experts Panel: Exploring Law and Policy Strategies and Frameworks to Address Climate Related Ocean Change
5 Nov 2021, 11:30–12:40
Kyoto Seminar, Kelvin Gallery, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, UK 
Dr Kirsty McQuaid, One Ocean Hub Research Fellow joined this panel hosted by One Ocean Hub, The Ocean Foundation & the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification.
Bringing together marine and climate experts, they discussed the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on the marine environment and ecosystem services, potential mitigation and adaptation measures. 
The aim of the event was to identify synergies between the law of the sea and the climate change regimes that could maximise the effectiveness of potential responses to ongoing and significant changes in the marine ecosystems (and their services to humans) from the local to the global levels as a result from climate change. 
Chairs: Mr Mark J. Spalding, President, The Ocean Foundation and Dr Francesco Sindico, Reader in International Environmental Law, Strathclyde University Law School
Speakers and discussants:
  • Dr Kirsty McQuaid, University of Plymouth
  • Dr Daniela Diz, Heriot Watt University
  • Prof Murray Roberts, The University of Edinburgh
  • Adv Kate McKenzie, University of Strathclyde
  • Adv Mitchell Lennan, University of Strathclyde
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile
  • Ms Alexis Valauri-Orton, Ocean Foundation
  • Dr Libby Jewett, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • Dr Renée Martin-Nagle, Treasurer, International Water Resources Association IWRA, President and CEO, A Ripple Effect.

Supporting COP26 – United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021

The COP26 summit, held in Glasgow, Scotland from 31 October to 12 November 2021, brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on climate change.

The University of Plymouth is proud to be a part of the COP26 Universities Network whose mission it is to ensure that the UK academic sector plays its role in delivering a successful COP26, in order to deliver a zero-carbon, resilient world.

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