THE OCEAN PANEL MEMBERS
Launched in 2018, the High Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy, Ocean Panel for short, is a unique initiative of 14 serving world leaders building momentum toward a sustainable ocean economy, where effective protection, sustainable production and equitable prosperity go hand-in-hand. By enhancing humanity’s relationship with the ocean, bridging ocean health and wealth, working with diverse stakeholders and harnessing the latest knowledge, the Ocean Panel aims to facilitate a better more resilient future for people and planet.
ABOUT THE OCEAN
The ocean is the life source of our planet and vital for healthy human societies and a thriving world economy – our ally in the quest for a sustainable future. It covers 70% of the Earth's surface, is the planet's largest biosphere, and is home to 50-80% of all life on Earth. The ocean also:
Of the Earth's oxygen
Of all CO2 emissions
Of the additional heat generated from those emissions