Ocean-Based Climate Action Could Deliver a Fifth of Emissions Cuts Needed to Limit Temperature Rise to 1.5°C

2019-09-23, New York

Call to Action by World Leaders

NEW YORK (SEPTEMBER 23, 2019): Ocean-based climate action can play a much bigger role in shrinking the world’s carbon footprint than was previously thought. It could deliver up to a fifth (21%, or 11 GtCO2e) of the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions cuts needed in 2050 to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Reductions of this magnitude are larger than annual emissions from all current coal fired power plants world-wide.

DEVELOPING A GLOBAL ACTION PLAN FOR A SUSTAINABLE OCEAN ECONOMY

2018-11-20, Bergen

On the eve of the Science for Ocean Actions conference, the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy Expert Group met for the first time to review, and discuss relevant research, provide scientific input, and explore solutions to the key questions and issues currently being addressed by the High Level Panel.