January Focus: Ocean & Climate Literacy
Each month in 2024, we will shine a spotlight on some of the intersectional issues facing our one shared ocean and climate, provide tools and resources to learn more, as well as share ways to take action for our blue planet.
With the World Ocean Day 2024 Action Theme: Catalyzing Action for Our Ocean & Climate, this year we are providing our partners and friends with ways to help protect our ocean and stabilize our climate in June and throughout the year. All months are focused on learning and doing more to help create a better future, and most months will have a policy-related way to take meaningful action, coordinated with our national and global policy partners.
Check out the 12 Months of Action, and if you have awesome resources and actions that you think we should feature, please let us know!
For January, here are some of the many great ocean & climate literacy resources:
- Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science is a U.S. government interagency guide and framework for formal and informal education.
- UNESCO’s Ocean Literacy for All: A Toolkit. is a U.S. government interagency guide and framework for formal and informal education.
- Regeneration has a wealth of resources, including Nexus, which explores solutions and challenges to the climate crisis and what can be done at all levels, including individual, community, classroom, city, company, and government. (The Nexus database will be available in 2024 to nonprofit organizations, allowing groups to translate Nexus into diverse languages and make it applicable and relevant within different regions and cultures around the world.)
- Project Drawdown also has a great variety of resources, such as their Climate Solutions 101 video series and scientifically solid solutions for all sectors.
- UNESCO/IOC’s Ocean Literacy Portal is full of valuable information and related resources.
- EMSEA has some literacy videos and more.
- NMEA has a lot of ocean literacy information and resources with translations available of the essential principles and concepts.
- NMEA’s Ocean Literacy Guide
- EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy is another helpful resource.
- Seascape: the state of our ocean(s) – a series from The Guardian newspaper about the changes happening in our ocean and innovative ways to tackle them.
- The Revelator’s 30-day climate action plan is a thoughtful overview that focuses on ways to help and is mainly for a North American audience, but much is applicable and/or will provide inspiration for people in other countries.
- The Climate Book by Greta Thunberg is one of many great books to learn more and get inspired to take action!
Remember! Ocean literacy principle #1 is “the Earth has one big ocean with many features.” Remember to Drop the S
The ocean thanks you!
PS: If you have related resources, tools, and inspiration from your community or country, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org