Oceana, en el COP15 para difundir los efectos de la acidificación de los océanos - Oceana Europe

Oceana, en el COP15 para difundir los efectos de la acidificación de los océanos

Press Release Date: abril 19, 2010

Location: Madrid

Contact:

Marta Madina

Oceana está presente en las negociaciones sobre cambio climático de Copenhague (7-18 de diciembre) con un equipo de científicos marinos y representantes que participa en diversos eventos relacionados con la acidificación de los océanos.

Para evitar los efectos de la acidificación –extinción de arrecifes de coral y graves trastornos en los ecosistemas marinos–, es necesario reducir las emisiones de CO2 y alcanzar un nivel de 350 partes por millón (ppm) en la atmósfera. Solo así se conseguirá mantener la biodiversidad de los océanos y preservar esta importante fuente de alimentación, ingresos y recreo para la población mundial.

Contactos:

Directora de Comunicación: Marta Madina. 687 598 531, mmadina@oceana.org

En Copenhague: Carmen Calzadilla, científica. 609 707 064, ccalzadilla@oceana.org

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

 December 7 –18:

  • “Acidification in Our Lifetimes,” an exhibition in the UNFCCC Exhibit Hall, in partnership with Oceana, Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Plymouth Marine Lab

 Monday,  December 7:

  • Confirmed Side Event:  Climate Change in the Ocean: Acidification Impacts on Marine Ecosystems and Remedies

What: Ocean acidification side event with presentations by Dr. Richard Feely, NOAA; Jim Ayers, Vice President, Oceana; and Norwegian advocate and filmmaker Sven Huseby (all speakers are confirmed).

Dr. Richard Feely of NOAA will describe the most recent ocean acidification scientific findings.

Documentarian Sven Huseby will address the implications of ocean acidification for humanity.

Oceana’s Jim Ayers will describe policy solutions that can help stop or slow acidification.

English, Spanish and Chinese language versions of Oceana’s recent report “Acid Test:  Can We Save Our Oceans from CO2?” will be available at the event.

Time:  11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with Q&A webcast live from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Bella Center, State Department Pavilion, Room C-5

  • Screening of the documentary film

 “A Sea Change”

“A Sea Change” follows the journey of retired history teacher Sven Huseby to discover what is happening to the world’s oceans. After reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Darkening Sea,” Sven became obsessed with the ocean’s rising acidity and what this “sea change” bodes for mankind.

Oceana scientists will participate in a Q&A session following the screening of the film.

Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Come 2gether Café Copenhagen, Borup’s Folk High School, Frederiksholms Kanal 24

 Thursday, December 10:

  • Screening of documentary film, “A Sea Change”

 Oceana scientists will participate in a Q&A session following the screening of the film.

 Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

 Where: Good Planet Film Festival, Danish Film Institute, Gothersgade 55

 Monday, December 14:

  • Oceans Day – Panel 2

What: Panel discussion entitled “The Other CO2 Problem:  Ocean Acidification.”  Academics and NGO reps. will speak.

Oceana senior campaign director Jacqueline Savitz will speak on behalf of Oceana. Other panelists include Dr. Victoria Fabry of Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Meg Caldwell and Dr. Rob Dunbar of Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University, Dr. Scott Doney of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Tariq Banuri of UNDESA.

Where:  Kongens Nytorv6, Copenhagen, European Environment Agency

 When:  11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

  • Screening of documentary film, “A Sea Change”

 Oceana scientists will participate in a Q&A session following the screening of the film.

 Time: 9:00-11:00 p.m.

 Where: Klimaforum Peoples Climate Summit