World Oceans Day

CEPA And Partners observe World Oceans Day

The program is supported by PNG Coral Triangle Initiative National Coordinating Committee.

Partners include USAID, UPNG, Pacific Adventist University, Prime Minister's Department and NEC, World Wide Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Coral Sea Foundation, Sea Women of Melanesia, USAID Lukautim Graun project, Hiri Coral  and members of Locally Managed Marine Resources.

The two day celebration started today with a seminar.

Pacific Ocean Commissioner says world Leaders must limit warming to less than 1.5 degrees

“For the sake of our most vulnerable island nations and the oceans on which they depend, the COP21 agreement must limit global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius,” said Dame Meg Taylor, Pacific Ocean Commissioner.

“The ocean, climate and weather are all linked. The impacts of climate change on our ocean are already being felt by many of us.”

 “Sea level rise, storm surges, ocean acidification, coral bleaching and cyclones are increasing in intensity and frequency,” the Pacific Ocean Commissioner said.