Fugro will join a consortium of prominent ocean science organisations as a partner of the Ocean Pavilion at the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai, UAE.
Convened under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), COP28 will take place from 30 November to 12 December. The event will bring together delegates from around the globe, including heads of state and leaders in research, policy and business, to build consensus and advance climate action commitments outlined in the Paris Agreement.
The Ocean Pavilion is now in its second year at COP and will once again be located in the ‘Blue Zone’, a designated area for UNFCCC formal negotiations, panel discussions and speaking events. Co-led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, the Ocean Pavilion serves as a focal point for conference delegates to exchange ideas on harnessing ocean science and solutions to address the climate crisis, all while underscoring the ocean’s critical role in climate regulation.
Though Fugro participated in Ocean Pavilion activities during COP27, this is their first year as a partner organisation. This increased commitment is in line with Fugro’s support of global ocean science initiatives like the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (Ocean Decade) and The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project (Seabed 2030). It also fits with their membership in corporate sustainability programmes such as the United Nations Global Compact Ocean Stewardship Coalition.
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