At the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon in 2022, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch) and Communications INC convened a conversation on how ocean-climate action could be accelerated through cross-sector influencing and engagement.
Funders, NGOs, communicators and programme strategists shared experience in other sectors, exchanged insights, made new connections, and identified how we could collaborate on smarter, more impactful ocean communication.
This summary report describes the shared calls for action and collaboration that emerged at the event, thanks to the engaged and generous participation of attendees. It also includes a short library of evidence-based guides and toolkits that can help practitioners communicate about the ocean.
The five areas of opportunity identified during the event, and this resulting paper, are foundational to the vision of the Ocean Insight and Strategy Unit.