Romy Chevallier from the South African Institute of International Affairs emphasises the need to recognise importance of coastal ecosystems as both global carbon sinks and sources.
Jason McNamee from the World Aquarium and Conservation for the Oceans Foundation highlights the need for more data on the deep open ocean and for better governance of the High Seas in order to improve oceanic health.
Bhrikuti Rai from SciDev.Net underlines the lack of cooperation and information sharing on adaptation in mountain regions, even at global forums like COP 19.
Owen Gaffney from the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme summarises the shocking findings from new research on ocean acidification.
An international conference is taking place next year to develop policy guidance and regulatory frameworks that can increase the security and sustainable use of these vital resources
Paul Buckley from the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership explains that communicating the effects of a changing climate on marine ecosystems is crucial for conservation in UK waters and beyond.
Mark Tercek from The Nature Conservancy describes an initiative that is giving innovative community-led conservation ideas a place to be heard and brought to scale.
Jeff Austin, friend of the Great Artesian Basin Co-ordinating Committee, reveals that careful management of water basins in arid regions is necessary to improve water supply and tackle climate change.
Representatives from the Youth Press Agency, Italy, reflect upon Thursday’s civil society walk out and describe both the bad and good things they have seen during COP 19.