COP15 Biodiversity Webinar Video: Fish are Carbon Engineers


COP15 Biodiversity Webinar: Fish are Carbon Engineers

What: COP15 Biodiversity Webinar: Fish are Carbon Engineers  

When: 14-15:00 CET/ 08-09:00 EST, Wednesday 14 December 

Who: Our Fish and guests

About: Fish, like whales and plankton, are keystones of the ocean’s biological pump, the system constantly at work producing energy and capturing and storing excess carbon from the atmosphere. Effective fisheries management can help to conserve that system and in turn combat climate change and protect biodiversity. Governments meeting at the Convention on Biological Diversity must acknowledge and prioritise ecosystem-based fisheries management as good carbon management and essential to biodiversity protection.

Check out the video recordings for a lively discussion with representatives from civil society, government and the scientific community regarding the evidence in support of fisheries management as carbon management, and the opportunities and challenges for maximising this to deliver on biodiversity and climate action commitments.


Dr. William Cheung – IPCC Lead Author and Professor and Director, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, The University of British Columbia
Dr. Emma Cavan – Research Fellow, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London
Isabella Lovin – former Deputy Prime Minister and former Environment Minister of Sweden, Co-Chair of Friends of Ocean Action
Ska Keller – German Member of the European Parliament and former Co-President of the Greens/EFA Group
Dr Guillermo Ortuño Crespo – marine scientist working on international fisheries management and Instigator of the Early Career Ocean Professional Program under the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Live interpretation to Spanish and French was provided and recorded:


Video recordings: