At 7pm BST this Thursday, 26 May, Our Isles and Oceans will be featured in the United Nations Association (UNA) Climate and Oceans Biodiversity and Climate Emergency Lab.
UNA Climate and Oceans has partnered with Our Isles and Oceans since our inception in 2021 and is a great supporter of our programme. The event will feature Our Isles and Oceans’ short films on climate change and sailing, alongside key speakers who will shed light on the science that has formed and drives the UK Government’s climate policy. The webinar will look at how policy then informs the push for UK offshore renewable energy.
About the event
Offshore wind accounts for 13% of the UK’s total energy budget (ONS, 2020.). With spiralling energy costs looming and a concerted push toward renewables, it is essential to understand how this growing source will shape the energy sector in the next few decades.
Ocean ecology and biodiversity are vital to our future, and it is crucial to understand how science drives policy and, therefore, renewables. Join us as we dive into the intersection between the three seemingly separate sectors and explore how each depends on the other. The webinar will be in the form of a panel featuring the following expert speakers.
REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE: UNA CLIMATE AND OCEANS WEBINAR – BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE EMERGENCY LAB
Stephanie Ockenden – UK Government Head of the Ocean, Climate Change, and International Evidence (OCCPIE) team at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Professor Murray Roberts FRSB – Co-Author on IPCC 5th Assessment Report, Professor and Chair of Applied Marine Biology and Ecology, School of Geosciences, The University of Edinburgh. Fellow of the Royal Society of Biologists, Expert on Cold-Water corals, Coordinator iAtlantic project.
Helen Walker – Head of Environment – Iberdrola Iberdrola website (parent company of Scottish Power)
Dr Bengt Skarstam – UN Association Sweden/Malmo) (Trustee)
Thomas Pendlebury – UNA Youth Ambassador
Gail Sant – UNA Youth Ambassador
Natasha Barnes – UNA Youth Council
Our Isles and Oceans (OIAO) works with ocean yacht racing organisations to create a development and opportunity programme for young people affected by the pandemic and lockdown. Collaborating with multiple unique partners, OIAO creates life-changing experiences for young people primarily through the vehicle of sport. Since 2021, Our Isles and Oceans have helped young people aged 18 to 35-years old achieve professional and personal development goals, and build sustainable livelihoods.
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