OCC Policy and Advocacy
The OCC has drawn up an ambitious policy which reflects the urgency we all need to apply to tackling the threats to our oceans and our world.
This policy is at OCC Environmental Policy.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported in August 2021 (https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/) that the cumulative impact of human activity since the Industrial Revolution is “unequivocally” causing rapid and potentially catastrophic changes to the climate. Without an accelerated reduction in greenhouse gases during the next decade, the ambition of the 2015 Paris climate agreement to limit global heating to 1.5C will not be met. The price of failure will be a world vulnerable to irreversible and exponential effects of global heating: there will be worse floods more often, more terrible and frequent heatwaves and devastating and repeated droughts. The report is the culmination of eight years of work and is authored by the world’s leading climate scientists and approved by 195 national governments.
The OCC will be making its views known to governments and advocating for urgent action to limit global heating along with protections for the marine and maritime environments.
More than 100 nations pledge to take action to save the oceans
Global representatives committed to preserving the ocean from human harm, including adopting measures to stop illegal fishing, cutting plastic pollution and better guarding of international waters.
by Daria Blackwell - 21/02/2022
OCC Adopts Carbon Balanced Printing
In 2018, the OCC undertook an evaluation of our print suppliers. After proposals and site visits, the GC approved the recommendation to move all printing to Hobbs, now a Carbon Balanced Printer.
by Daria Blackwell - 01/02/2022
COP26 – so how was it for our world and our oceans?
The expectations were high as the scientific analysis and reports showed categorically that the world was on a trajectory towards a calamitous 2.7°C of warming...
by Phil Heaton and Steve Brown - 27/11/2021
What does it all mean? An Environment Update Special
As political leaders, scientists, environmentalists and business leaders convene in Glasgow, Scotland for COP26 we cruisers are deeply concerned that they make decisions to protect our world...
by Phil Heaton and Steve Brown - 27/10/2021
The winner of the first Brian Black Memorial Award announced
Yachting Monthly announced at the Southampton International Boat Show that £3,000 was awarded to Sophie Dingwall for inspiring writing about plastic pollution in the islands.
by Daria Blackwell - 10/09/2021
The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods–the OCC prepares to celebrate World Oceans Day
When it comes to our waterways and oceans, each individual action creates a ripple effect that can have a profound impact in total.
by Daria Blackwell - 25/05/2021
The OCC supports new award for marine environmental writing
The Yachting Monthly Brian Black Memorial Award for Marine Environmental Journalism is an excellent fit with the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) Challenge Grants for Adventurous and Environmental Endeavours
by Daria Blackwell - 02/03/2021