Ocean Action Hub

2 Apr 2020 - The Guardian - Major review reports recovery of marine life but a redoubling of efforts is still needed.

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1 Apr 2020 - Warmer sea temperatures - particularly in February - are feared to have caused huge coral loss across the world's largest reef system. Scientists say they have detected widespread bleaching, including extensive patches of severe damage. But they have also found healthy pockets.

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17 Apr 2020 - The natural coastal defenses provided by mangrove forests reduce annual flooding significantly in critical hotspots around the world.

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13 Mar 2020 - Little attention has been given to greening ferries, which remain reliant on carbon intensive and dirty diesel technologies. Now that's finally beginning to change.

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9 Mar 2020 - António Guterres, UN Secretary-General - Our oceans are under assult. We need science-based, innovative solutions to save our ocean and the future of our plant.

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20 Feb 2020 - Humanity is pushing the world’s oceans to the brink. But as grave as the situation is, experts say there is reason for hope.

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14 Jan 2020 - The Guardian - Oceans are clearest measure of climate crisis as they absorb 90% of heat trapped by greenhouse gases.

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7 Jan 2019 - Ocean warming leads to more sargassum blooms. Caribbean countries dependent on tourism and fisheries are losing visitors marine life to this invasive weed.

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6 Jan 2019 - Community involvement has been key to the success of a four-year program revitalising ecosystems central to defending against climate change and sustaining livelihoods. 

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31 Dec 2019 - In just one generation, everything has changed. Fish species are dwindling, plant life is dying and the entire Mekong system is breaking apart.

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27 Dec 2019 - BBC News - Scientists in the Seychelles have started the world's first large-scale coral reef restoration project to help stop the impact of rising sea temperatures.

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20 Dec 2019 - Because the Ocean initiative - The Chair of COP26 has hinted that COP26 will be a continuation of the "Blue COP", highlighting the importance of the ocean for climat

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13 Dec 2019 - Oceans Action Day included a number of high-level panel sessions. Speakers stressed the need to “break down the silos” between the ocean, biodiversity, and climate.

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12 Dec 2019 - BBC - Pioneering marine conservation plan sees the country swap 5% of its national debt for a cash injection to fight the effects of climate change on the ocean, in return pr

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10 Dec 2019 - 15 islands, made up of more than 70,000 solar panels are being built in the Netherlands.

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19 Nov 2019 - Indian Ocean dipole events, linked to bushfires and floods, are becoming stronger and more frequent, scientists say.

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18 Nov 2019 -There’s more to clouds than you might think.

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25 Oct 2019 - As a key variable in the fight against climate change, the world's oceans cannot be a mere afterthought on the global economic and environmental agenda.

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24 Oct 2019 - Ocean acidification can cause the mass extinction of marine life, fossil evidence from 66m years ago has revealed.

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18 Oct 2019 - But as the climate warms, reefs need protection from threats such as overfishing and pollution.

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1 Oct 2019 - The science is clear — we need to take bold and decisive action now if we want to keep the ocean and planet healthy.

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25 Sept 2019 - Growing coastal flooding is inevitable, and damage to corals and other marine life has already been unleashed. But scientists say the world still has time to avert even more severe consequences.

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23 Sept 2019 - There is now overwhelming scientific evidence that the ocean can be a potent force in stabilizing the climate and building a secure future for everyone.

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20 Sept 2019 - Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world.
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17 Sept 2019 - The fate of the world's coral reefs could depend on how well the sea creatures equip their offspring to cope with global warming.

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13 Sept 2019 - Small island nations are calling for global help to cope with the climate crisis unfolding in their backyard, as their ability to respond is curtailed by lack of finance.

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10 Sept 2019 - Investing $1.8 trillion over the next decade - in measures to adapt to climate change - could produce net benefits worth more than $7 trillion.

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6 Sept 2019 - Ending overfishing would not only secure vital fish populations for the future, but constitutes a significant climate emergency action, according to the latest report.

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2 Sept 2019 - The Great Barrier Reef's outlook has been officially downgraded from poor to very poor due to climate change.

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27 Aug 2019 - The oceans act as a carbon sink and have already absorbed more than 40% of anthropogenic carbon emissions.

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