Ocean Action Hub

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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19/02/2019 - 08:45
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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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10 Aug 2018 - Indigenous peoples disproportionately face the brunt of climate change, which is fast becoming a leading driver of human displacement.

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9 Aug 2018 - By the end of the century, the ocean is predicted to become two-and-a-half times more acidic, which is bad news for sea life.

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3 Aug 2018 - Scientists find that sea grasses may have limited scope in offsetting ocean acidification. To protect our ocean, we still need to transform our energy system.

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31 Jul 2018 - This technical brief presents a summary of scientific experiments...
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UNESCO, Paris, 10-11 September 2018

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10/09/2018 - 09:15 to 11/09/2018 - 09:15
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24 Jul 2018 - UNFCCC emphasizes coral reefs’ fragility and the need to reduce GHG emissions to mee Paris Agreement goals.
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12 Jul 2018 - The ocean contributes $1.5 trillion annually to the global economy and assures the livelihood of 10-12 percent of the world’s population. But there’s another reason to protect marine ecosystems—they’re crucial for curbing climate change.

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10 July 2018 - A unique overview of the implications of climate change for...
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4 Jun 2018 - The celebrated author Margaret Atwood has told a conference that humanity's future is linked to the survival of ocean ecosystems.

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2 May 2018 - A new fund in Mexico will buy insurance that pays for projects to protect reefs before and after storm surges.

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UNDP Ocean Advocate, Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson, talks about the chemical reactions that occur when CO2 is absorved by sea water.

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18 Apr 2018 - Warming events prompt scientists to look at ecological, genetic, and engineering interventions.

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