The disturbed sleep

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The Story

A spiritual cleansing ritual of the isiZulu Zionist takes place in South Africa, where many consider the ocean as the resting place of their ancestors. Due to mounting pressures for deep-sea oil and gas exploration, the sacred sea floor is under threat. The Strathclyde-led One Ocean Hub explores how human rights, the arts, social and marine sciences can contribute to the protection of the oceans and the heritage of indigenous people.

By emphasising the role of valuable cultural and spiritual heritage of our ocean, we will be able to open questions around how to include marginalised communities and indigenous peoples in the climate policy space. Adaption to the rapid and vast changes to the ocean, driven by climate change, and how people relate to them culturally and spiritually, will be essential to maintain the services and values that the ocean provides.

The disturbed sleep

South Africa
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