Forging multi-stakeholder strategic partnerships to prioritise regional oceans

Photography by: Francis Uy

As the planet’s greatest carbon sink, a healthy ocean is absolutely crucial to our survival. It can protect against the worst impacts of climate change, ensures the survival of rich marine biodiversity and is vital to the livelihoods for billions of people. The MENA Oceans initiative offers a valuable and regional framework with science-based actions that work towards a healthier ocean and limiting global warming.

H.E. Ms. Razan Al Mubarak

UN Climate Change High-Level Champion, COP28

Advisory Board

Tatiana Abella
Founder, Goumbook

Ibrahim Al Zu'bi
Co-founder, Emirates Diving Association

Dr. Reem Al Mealla
Founder, NUWAT Research Bahrain

Ignace Beguin Billecocq
Nature Head, Ocean and Coastal Zones Lead, UN Climate Change High Level Champion's Team

John A. Burt
Associate Professor, Head of Environmental Studies, NYUAD; Co-director, Mubadala ACCESS Center

Carlos Duarte
Executive Director, G20 CORDAP; Distinguished Professor, KAUST

Dr. Ameer Eweida
CEO’s Senior Advisor, Saudi Red Sea Authority; Deputy Vice-Chair, West Asia, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

Jamila El Mir
Senior Advisor to HE Razan Al Mubarak - COP28 High Level Climate Champion, UN Climate Change High Level Champion's Team

Katherine Lester
Head of Office, UN UAE

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