Ocean Action Hub

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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22 Aug 2019 - Recent research shows that some of these corals are migrating to cooler subtropical seas, offering a measure of hope that these ecosystems can survive the existential threat of climate change.

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21 Aug 2019 - This week the United Nations is meeting to negotiate a treaty that would protect the open ocean by 2030 from climate change, pollution and over-exploitation.

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16 Aug 2019 - High nutrient levels in 2018 resulted in a nearly 9,000-kilometer belt of Sargassum, a seaweed critical to many marine animals but also a nuisance when it washes up on shorel

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1 Aug 2019 - This industry has started to move towards sustainability, including cutting GHG emissions and sulphur content of fuel oil and the new Ballast Water Convention.

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22 Jul 2019 - SDG Knowledge Hub - The Assembly recognized the Commission’s progress in developing accepted methodologies for measuring SDG target 14.3 on ocean acidification and SDG target

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18 Jul 2019 - There is an urgent need for action on the ocean and climate change nexus. Addressing the future of ocean and related climate impacts will require direct action and political

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2 Jul 2019 - New Ocean Observing System report card shows need for more sustained ocean observations of climate change impact.

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18 Jun 2019 - The ocean is under “unprecedented pressure” due to climate change, António Guterres said to the meeting of countries party to the UN CLOS.

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28 May 2019 - The website allows users to click on any location in the global ocean and see the history of marine heatwaves from current day back to 1982.

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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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