Ocean-Based Climate Action Could Deliver a Fifth of Emissions Cuts Needed to Limit Temperature Rise to 1.5°C2019-09-23, 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.