From the 30th of November to the 12th of December 2023, COP 28 - Conference of the Parties on Climate Change - was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Nausicaá is contributing to this COP through its participation in the Youth4Ocean Forum project. Two people have been accredited for the event: Christian Clauwers, photographer and explorer, and Eleni Kazelas, member of the Youth4Ocean Forum and founder of the Let’s make Cyprus green association.
Furthermore, on the 8th of December, Nausicaá is organising a participatory workshop in the Virtual Ocean Pavilion on the theme of “Connecting Generations for ocean and Climate Action” to create an application to mobilise citizens. This virtual pavilion has been set up in collaboration with the Global Ocean Forum, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and other organisations around the world.
The Youth4Ocean forum will be presenting its activities alongside those of its members on a virtual stand on the theme of Ocean & Change.
This event is scheduled on COP28 of the UNFCCC thematic day: Youth, Children, Education and Skills.
The purpose of this workshop is to draw young people and senior professionals together to identify and prioritise key challenges relating to the ocean and climate change in diverse geographical regions of the world, generate and prioritise individual and collective actions and concrete solutions that can be taken up by individuals of all ages either on their own or as a community. These key challenges and concrete action solutions will be assembled in a digital networking tool that will help to build an ocean virtual community of practice in response to different thematic challenges that ocean and climate topic is part of. The digital tool will be relevant throughout the world and free of charge and will be presented at the United Nations Ocean Conference scheduled in June 2025 in France.
Lastly, members of the Youth4Ocean Forum will be interviewing COP negotiators, both on-site and online.