This is the eighth blog post from our team in Copenhagen. See the others here. - Emily
Here we are in the last days of the conference, and parties are frantically trying to agree to a text and civil society (at least parts of it) are being frozen out of the process. The secretariat has massively reduced the number of NGOs allowed in the conference center and today some entire delegations, including Friends of the Earth, were denied entry.
Good news: Oceana was able to get in, and we're still here talking about ocean acidification and it's impacts on the ocean.
As Jackie told you, we teamed up with Scripps, PML and POGO to host and exhibit and side event on ocean acidification. We had many people come by and find out more, including NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco.
We've also been talking to press and doing media interviews, which have really helped get the word out about the threat of acidification.
Our 350 ad campaign has also been extremely successful; many people have told us how they still want to be able to eat shellfish and go diving in 2050...
Here are links to some of the interviews and news articles that Oceana's team has contributed to:
- Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Events Get the Spotlight on Capitol Hill Posted Fri, July 18, 2014
- Obama Administration Approves Seismic Airgun Use off the Atlantic Coast In Spite of Local Opposition and Threats to Marine Life Posted Fri, July 18, 2014
- Ocean News: Green Sea Turtle Makes Longest Migration Ever Recorded, Small Oil Spill Found off of Italy, and More Posted Mon, July 21, 2014
- North Atlantic Great White Sharks are Rebounding, but that’s Not the Case for All Species Posted Mon, July 21, 2014
- Video: Oceana Exposes Illegal Drift Gillnet Use in Italy Posted Mon, July 21, 2014