COP27 Side Event: Fish are Carbon Engineers


COP27 Side event: Fish are Carbon Engineers 11 November 2022


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Press release: COP27: Call for UNFCCC and UN to Recognise Fish as “Carbon Engineers”

Fish, like whales and plankton, are keystones of the ocean’s biological pump, the system constantly at work capturing and storing excess carbon from the atmosphere. Fisheries Management can help to conserve that system and in turn combat climate change. The Ocean & Climate Change Dialogue 2022 made clear that we must protect our ocean AND value its potential as a place for sustainable climate solutions and action. The UNFCCC must now acknowledge and mainstream good fisheries management as good carbon management. 

Representatives from civil society, government and the scientific community will discuss the evidence in support of fisheries management as carbon management and what opportunities exist for maximising this to deliver on climate action commitments. 

Panellists: Professor Hans-Otto Poertner, Dr Emma Cavan, Rebecca Hubbard.

What: Breakfast and panel discussion 

Where: Ocean Pavilion, COP27  

When: 8-9am EET, Friday 11 November 

Who: Our Fish

Livestream: Yes – on Facebook Live. Contact – video will be posted here after the event.

Paper: Fish are Carbon Engineers

Fish are Carbon Engineers


Video – Recording from Facebook Live


Rebecca Hubbard, Programme Director for Our Fish explains – at the COP27 The Nature Positive Pavilion – the crucial role that fish play as the ocean’s carbon engineers and calls for UNFCCC & UNto mainstream good fisheries management as good carbon management