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News Release, December 2023

COP28 Dubai

Contact details for press:

On the ground in Dubai:
Divya Nawale / divya.nawale@gmail.com / +91 (779) 3998-642  

Office: Emily Ash / emily@globalchoices.org 

DUBAI, December 2023 — Global Choices is a global organization that invests in people, process and projects that create positive change around our climate emergency. Global Choices is an international USA non-profit organization led by an all-women Intergenerational team and represented in 37 countries, with offices in Aspen and London. Global Choices will participate in the three events below at COP28 in Dubai, and will be available for discussions around collaboration and exclusive interviews. Please contact Divya Nawale or Sara Qualter above to arrange meetings in Dubai, or for follow-up calls after COP28.

1. We are all ice dependent species. “We need to respect the oceans and take care of them as if our lives depended on it - because they do,” — Dr Sylvia Earle (UNFCCC Pavillion event )


9th December

11:00 - 12:30 local time Dubai 

UNFCCC Pavilion, Blue zone

Livestream via: tinyurl.com/yr5jvzbj

Please RSVP to events@globalchoices.org

 

Co-Hosts: UNFCCC, GlobalChoices, Mission Blue. 

 

The global impact the loss of Polar ice will have on the oceans, with the cascading effects of sea-level rise, acidification and loss of a unique ocean biome will be catastrophic. The consequences of further ice loss will affect climate stability and disproportionately impact vulnerable Island States and coastal dwellers. Investing in the protection of the frozen oceans is vital. For the sake of all species, we must raise the ice crisis to the top of the political agenda, demand that world leaders  cut emissions now, and protect what we can with a 10 year Moratorium on exploitation of the Central Arctic Ocean Ice. We can’t plant ice. 

 

Dr Sylvia Earle, world renowned oceanographer, Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General The Commonwealth, Hon Ralph Regenvanu, Minister of Climate Change, Energy and Environment, ​​Government of Vanuatu, Tiago Pitta e Cunha, CEO Oceano Azul Foundation, Pam Pearson, Founder and Director of the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative and high level Ambition on Melting Ice, Xiye Bastida, Arctic Angel and co-founder of Re- Earth Initiative, Inge Relph, Executive Director & Co-founder, GlobalChoices.

Contact details for press:

On the ground in Dubai:
Divya Nawale / divya.nawale@gmail.com / +91 (779) 3998-642  

Office: Emily Ash / emily@globalchoices.org 

2. Can The Law Save The Arctic Sea Ice? 
The Case For a 10-year Moratorium to Protect The Polar Ice Shield. 


6th December

10am - 11.30am local time Dubai

Cryosphere Pavilion, Blue zone

Live Streamed via: https://bit.ly/CryospherePavilion

Please RSVP to events@globalchoices.org

 

Co-hosts: Global Choices, Global Choices Arctic Angels, ICCI (International Cryosphere Climate Initiative), WECAN  

 

We are losing our Central Arctic Ocean Ice shield at an alarming rate at the same time commercial interest in exploiting this unique biome is growing. This panel will spell out the stark reality of why we need urgent action and suggest ways the law can help to protect our Global Commons  as we cant plant ice!

 

Speakers: Dr Heidi Sevestre, Glaciologist  AMAP and Shackleton Medal Winner, Tzeporah Berman, Chair, Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, Professor Michael Meredith, Science Leader, British Antarctic Survey President, Challenger Society for Marine Science, Professorial Fellow in Oceanography, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, Osprey Orielle Lake, Executive Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), Anna Belinski, Arctic Angel, Beth Doherty, Arctic Angel, moderated by Inge Relph, Executive Director & Co-founder, GlobalChoices.

Contact details for press:

On the ground in Dubai:
Divya Nawale / divya.nawale@gmail.com / +91 (779) 3998-642  

Office: Emily Ash / emily@globalchoices.org 

3. From Climate Crisis to Planetary Security — The Role of International Law.
(Official COP28 side event )

 

3rd December
 

Watch a recording of the event below.

Co-hosts: Republic of Vanuatu, Global Choices, Stop Ecocide Foundation, Global Greens. 

 

Associate partners: Stop Ecocide International, Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, Youth for Ecocide Law,  Global Choices Arctic Angels

 

Examining the power of international law to frame the roadmap for a safe planetary future - by deterring severe climate harm, protecting vital biodiversity and its guardians, accelerating fulfilment of Paris Agreement targets and guiding just transition. 

 

Speakers: Ralph Regenvanu, Minister of Climate Change & Environment, Government of Vanuatu, Celia Xakriaba & Taliria Petrone, Congresswomen of Brazil, Jojo Mehta, Chair, Stop Ecocide Foundation, Tzeporah Berman, Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, Vanessa Nakate, Climate Activist, Inge Relph, Executive Director & Co-founder, GlobalChoices, Marie Touissant, Member of European Parliament. Moderated by Henry Neufeldt, Head of Section, Impact Assessment and Adaptation Analysis, UNEP.

 

Contact details for press:

On the ground in Dubai:
Divya Nawale / divya.nawale@gmail.com / +91 (779) 3998-642  

Office: Emily Ash / emily@globalchoices.org

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