Release of the ROCA Draft Report on Assessing Progress on Ocean and Climate Action 2019

(from the Oceans Info Mailing List)

The Roadmap to Ocean and Climate Action (ROCA) Initiative is pleased to share the third annual Report on Assessing Progress on Oceans and Climate Action 2019, which provides a summary of major developments in ocean and climate science, policy, and action in 2019. The report has been written in collaboration with 47 contributing authors writing in their own personal capacities. The report reviews major developments taking place on each of the following major themes: New Scientific Findings on Oceans and Climate, Central Role of Nationally Determined Contributions, Mitigation, Adaptation, Low Carbon Blue Economy, Population Displacement, Financing, and Capacity Development. See the ROCA Report, Assessing Progress on Ocean and Climate Action: 2019 [archived PDF].

To find out more about the ROCA initiative and to find past ROCA reports, please visit the ROCA Initiative website.

The ROCA Progress Report 2019 will be presented at the Oceans Action Day at COP25 taking place on December 6 and 7, 2019 at COP25 in Madrid, Spain. Please visit the Oceans Action Day at COP25 webpage for more information, including the official program and postcard.

For more information about the ROCA Progress Report 2019, please contact:
Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain (
Ms. Alexis Maxwell (