Ocean Action Hub

22 April 2019 - NatGeo - As temperatures creep higher, marine animals are far more vulnerable to extinctions than their earthbound counterparts, according to a new analysis of more than 400 cold-blooded species.

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15 May 2019 - António Guterres outlined two “fundamental challenges” facing Pacific leaders: climate change and the world’s rising ocean, which threatens to submerge low-lying nations.

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10 May 2019 - Hosts of UN climate talks push ocean health up political agenda in year when IPCC scientists will deliver major report on climate link.

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26 Apr 2019 - Researchers point toward marine creatures’ inability to adapt to changing water temperatures, lack of adequate shelter.

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25 Apr 2019 - Chile plans to use this year’s UN climate talks to focus attention on the world’s most important carbon sponge – the oceans.

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9 Apr 2019 - For centuries Cook Islanders have used traditional knowledge to read their environment and provide food for their families. And nature has provided.

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3 Apr 2019 - Study found many of the adult corals die off following ocean heat waves and the reef's capacity to recover is compromised.

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28 Mar 2019 - Researchers have determined how much human-made CO2 emissions the ocean took up between 1994 and 2007.

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22 Mar 2019 - Tavua District Secondary School U19 Rugby League team planted more than 2,500 mangrove seedlings early Saturday morning with Tikina Tavua and WWF-Pacific.

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22 Feb 2019 - IISD - Signatories to the Brussels Declaration on the ocean and climate change commit to continue developing, by 2020, an international legally binding instrument under the U

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13 Feb 2019 - A new concept, “fish carbon”, recognizes the potential of marine life to address the climate change challenge and prevent global biodiversity loss. 

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17 Jan 2019 - The ocean soaks up 93 percent of the heat of climate change. But that heat has a big and long-lasting impact.

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11 Jan 2019 - NYTimes - Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change.

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The impact of climate change on the oceans and marine environment poses major challenges. Researchers are sounding the alarm.

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28 Dec 2018 - In 2018 the United Nations began negotiations for a new treaty to protect high seas wildlife, paving the way for marine protected areas.
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26 Dec 2018 - A warming world is profoundly changing human culture and history—and it may just be the beginning.

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11 Dec 2018 - In his keynote address, Peter Thomson, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, said the second UN Ocean Conference in 2020 should focus on action and funding needed to address risks to the ocean as they relate to climate change.

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10 Dec 2018 - How can new and scaled up investments in coastal areas build the resilience of countries and communities and increase their capacity to cope with climate change?

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7 Dec 2018 - The Cook Islands Meteorological Service (Met Service) is modernising the capture, analysis, and distribution of climate information.

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28 Nov 2018 - Innovative UNDP-supported climate change adaptation project will restore reefs, protect food security and promote disaster risk reduction.

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19 Nov 2018 - A methodology to measure marine acidity will help keep track of countries' efforts to combat ocean acidification as pace increases to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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16 Nov 2018 - New coalition to raise alarm about the urgent need to protect coral reefs from extinction within decades, to galvanize global leadership before it's too late.

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1 Nov 2018 - The world has seriously underestimated the amount of heat soaked up by our oceans over the past 25 years, researchers say. 

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15 Oct 2018 - Advancing and applying marine science and sharing it; ending illegal fishing; and extending protection to vulnerable, pivotal ocean areas.

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11 Oct 2018 - A new study examines how renewable energy, marine protected areas, carbon storage in marine plants, and other ocean-based solutions could help combat climate change and its effects on marine ecosystems.

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8 Oct 2018 - The IPCC findings, released today, warn enormous and rapid changes to the way everyone on Earth eats, travels and produces energy need to be brought in immediately.
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4 Oct 2018 - The Guardian - International agreement will protect vast areas of sea that have opened up as the ice melts.
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27 Sept 2018 - Ensuring sustainable development and surmounting the ‘devastating impacts’ of climate change were on the top of the agenda at the UN General Assembly.
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3 Sept 2018 - Study finds potential for fisheries to benefit in future - as long as warming can be kept in check. Talks start this week on a new global treaty of the high seas.

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21 August 2018 - Almost 20% of Bangladesh would find itself underwater and 30 million people would lose their homes if sea levels continue to rise. Mangrove plantings along vulnerable coastlines may reduce the impact of climate change.

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