SEPT 24 | TUESDAY
Peace Boat invites you to join us for a special presentation about Ecoship and film screening of “Against the Tide, A Journey for Climate Hope” sharing nature-inspired solutions
In collaboration with the Nature’s Climate Hub, coinciding with the UN Climate Action Summit
and Climate Week
13.00-14.15 “Natural Thinking” talk series presents "Ecoship: Nature-based Solution for Ocean Travel" and many more inspiring talks by thought leaders
17:30 - 18:30 “ Against the Tide, A Journey for Climate Hope: sharing nature-inspired solutions”
Peace Boat, an international organization working to promote peace and sustainability around the world, will showcase Ecoship, the world's greenest cruise ship, followed by a short documentary about the Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Programme, which invites young leaders from small island states on the front line of climate change and ocean degradation to join Peace Boat’s Global Voyages.
Launched in 2017, at the UN Ocean Conference and an endorsed event of the Fijian Presidency of COP23, the programme brings together young leaders from the Pacific, Indian Ocean and the Caribbean to travel onboard Peace Boat’s ship through Europe and to the United Nations in New York engaging with government and civil society representatives. Each edition of the programme has produced accompanying films. The latest edition of the programme ended in New York on World Ocean’s Day with events organized in collaboration with UN partners.
The event will focus on the role of youth in connecting oceans and climate, especially young leaders from small island states. The film screening will also include a Q&A and discussion.
Location: 101 Park Avenue, New York
Map > https://convene.com/cities/new-york-city/101-park-avenue
Nature’s Climate Hub is a collaborative venture organised by a coalition of 20 partners. The Hub will be home to a series of lively ‘big idea’ talks showcasing the best of nature-based solutions; interactive sessions tackling the challenges we face – and opportunities to meet the experts; commitments from governments and companies and communities; sessions involving art, storytelling, film and music.
Ocean, Freshwater and Marine Ecosystem Hub on Tuesday 24th September will bring together sessions on the critical role of ocean and freshwater ecosystems as both sink and salve, the role of blue carbon, finance, marine natural climate solutions, community and corporate innovation as well as discussion on aquaculture and marine life at risk.
The summit will include governments, the private sector, civil society, local authorities and other international organizations who are working to develop ambitious solutions in a total of six areas: a global transition to renewable energy; sustainable and resilient infrastructures and cities; sustainable agriculture and management of forests and the ocean; resilience and adaptation to climate impacts; and alignment of public and private finance with a net zero economy.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling on leaders to come to New York with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050.
Peace Boat: http://www.peaceboat.org/english