Climate Change and our Oceans: Impacts and Solutions

  • Duration: 60 min
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Date: November 20, 2020 17:00
  • Recorded: Live session with recording available afterwards
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Join WWF Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) as we engage in meaningful, cutting-edge conversation around climate change and its impact on our marine ecosystems. With findings from latest international research coupled with local indigenous knowledge, we provide a lens into the topic of climate change and oceans, as well as sharing a range of solutions. Everyone can be part of the solution for a resilient ocean future through small but significant behaviour change. Using the WWF-SASSI list is one easy way to make a difference. Learn more on this as well as take-home tips on everyday climate actions in this webinar. This session will be presented by WWF-SASSI and will unpack the following:

  • 1. Celebrating the beauty, diversity and value of our oceans
  • 2. The five biggest threats to our ocean including anthropogenic impacts of seafood consumption and climate change
  • 3. How will climate change impact oceans, globally & locally?
  • 4. The human element: Insights from the new WWF report on climate change modelling using the South African linefishery as a case study, enhanced by indigenous knowledge learnings based on interview with linefishers.
  • 5. All is not lost: Solutions in fisheries management, adaptation and mitigation. 6. What can you do to take action? The WWF-SASSI list as a tool, and other everyday climate actions you can take.


Kirtanya is a Conservation Project Officer for WWF-SA. Her science communication work is also being applied to WWF-SA’s Circular Plastics Programme & WWF’s Conservation Champions Programme. She holds a Masters in Biological Science from UCT. She serves on the Board of Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and is a Credence Institute Associate. Kirtanya was profiled as one of Mzansi’s Top 100 young leaders in 2017 and in 2020 represented South Africa at the Club of Rome Youth Summit.

Delsy Sifundza is a Conservation Project Officer for WWF-SA in the Marine programme. She has an MSc degree in Ichthyology from Rhodes University. She worked as a part-time lecturer in the Extended Studies Unit (ESU) at Rhodes University. Her work at WWF-SASSI cuts across different work streams and involves research and science communication. Delsy is also an active member of the Golden Key Society. She was awarded the Investec Top 100 Leaders Award at Rhodes University in 2018.