"Climate change is running faster than we are. The commitments made so far by parties to the Paris Agreement represent just one third of what is needed. We risk irreversible catastrophe if we don't act more quickly and with more ambition" - Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations (Climate Finance Ministerial Meeting)

International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2022

The theme in 2022 is “Building a shared future for all life”. Fitting within the context of the ongoing United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which highlights that biodiversity is the answer to several sustainable development challenges, the slogan conveys the message that biodiversity is the foundation upon which we can build back better.


UK Government Climate & Oceans policy: Science, Formation and Implementation of offshore renewable energy

This webinar aims to shed light on the science driving UK Government climate policy, its formation, and how policy then informs the push for UK offshore renewable energy. Offshore wind accounts for 13% of the UK's total energy budget (ONS, 2020.). With spiralling energy costs looming and a concerted push towards renewables, it is essential to understand how this growing source will shape the energy sector in the next few decades.

For more information please visit the following link HERE

The Global Biodiversity Framework: Is extinction inevitable?

The United Nations Association Climate & Oceans hosted this interesting online event that addressed the issues regarding the loss of Biodiversity on the planet. Dr Adriana Ford explained what the Global Biodiversity Framework has achieved so far since 2020, what we need from COP15 in 2022, and what can you do about it at local level.


Our Isles and Oceans

The spring programme 2022 has been launched!  

Our Isles and Oceans offshore sailing project works with partners and organisations to achieve a key objective - to help young people build sustainable livelihoods through personal and professional development. 

For more information please visit the link HERE

Response Letter from the Minister of State for School Standards to our Youth Statement Report

Read Letter HERE

UNA Youth Ambassador, Gail Sant, meeting with H.E. Abdulla Shahid, President of the UN General Assembly (Delegate to COY16 and COP26, Glasgow, November 2021)

UN COP26 - the outcome: The Glasgow Climate Pact

After extending the COP26 climate negotiations an extra day, nearly 200 countries meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, adopted an outcome document that, according to the UN Secretary-General, “reflects the interests, the contradictions, and the state of political will in the world today”.

Read full article HERE

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United Nations Association Climate and Oceans partners with Our Isles and Oceans

The United Nations Association Climate and Oceans has announced its partnership with the recently launched Our Isles and Oceans offshore sailing project.

Our Isles and Oceans launched at the beginning of June 2021 and is an organisation built to create funded training programmes for young people affected by the pandemic and lockdown. Our Isles and Oceans is also one of the first organisations announced as a Clipper Race Team Partner in the Clipper 2023-24 Round the World Yacht Race.

Our Isles and Oceans’ mission statement is ‘Youth Opportunity and Professional Development for Sustainable Livelihoods.’ It intends on, through the vehicle of sport and business, highlighting the importance of a sustainable future for the next generation and has now secured a partnership with the United Nations Association Climate and Oceans as the UN heads into a Decade of research on Ocean Science for sustainable development (2021 - 2030).


First group of Ambassadors - Week 1

UNA Climate & Oceans' Youth Ambassador, Jemma Sargeant, visited Our Isles and Oceans

Biodiversity and Climate Crisis Summit - Digital Environmental Exhibition 2021


Making Peace with Nature

The first UNEP synthesis report is titled: “Making Peace With Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies” and is based on evidence from global environmental assessments.

The resulting synthesis communicates how climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution can be tackled jointly within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. The report serves to translate the current state of scientific knowledge into crisp, clear and digestible facts-based messages that the world can relate to and follow up on. It first provides an Earth diagnosis of current and projected human-induced environmental change, by putting facts and interlinkages in perspective, including by using smart infographics. In building on this diagnosis, the report identifies the shifts needed to close gaps between current actions and those needed to achieve sustainable development. The analysis is anchored in current economic, social and ecological reality and framed by economics and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. By synthesizing the latest scientific findings from the global environmental assessments, the report communicates the current status of the world’s urgent issues and opportunities to solve them. 


UNA C&O Youth Event 'Our Climate Crisis: Youth in Action' - Get tickets HERE

Commonwealth: Official launch of the Hack the Planet Competition


Meet our Youth Council Alumni HERE

UNA C&O Youth Articles - READ HERE


Climate Ambitions Summit 2020 - 12 December 2020 - READ REPORT HERE

The Commonwealth: Antigua and Bermuda to establish Centre of Excellence for Oceanography and the Blue Economy   READ MORE

Elizabeth Swann Queen of the Seas Project READ MORE

The impact of universities on climate change: a theoretical framework (Nov 2020)    READ MORE

Action for the Oceans - The Royal Commonwealth Society  READ MORE

Meet our Climate, Oceans and Commonwealth  Expert    Profile page

UN Decade of Ocean Science 2021 -2030    Learn more 




UNA Climate and Oceans announces its new Honorary President: 

Sir Richard Jolly KCMG    Full Biography