Posts tagged ocean management
Oceans and ice are absorbing the brunt of climate change

National Geographic

September 25, 2019
On Wednesday, the IPCC released a major report on the state of the planet's oceans and ice. The 900-page report, which compiles the findings from thousands of scientific studies, outlines the damage climate change has already done to the planet’s vast oceans and fragile ice sheets and forecasts the future for these crucial parts of the climate system.

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Less than 3 percent of the ocean is 'highly protected'

National Geographic

September 25, 2019
In 2014, scientists called for 30 percent of the world’s oceans to be protected by a network of MPAs by 2030, yet it already seems likely the world will fall short of the UN’s goal to protect 10 percent of oceans by 2020. Though the UN says we’re 8 percent of the way there, experts caution that only 2.2 percent of the world’s oceans are fully off limits to commercial activity, and only 4.8 percent is actively managed.

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UK leads new global alliance to protect world’s oceans

Energy Live

September 24, 2019
The UK has announced the launch of a new global alliance to help drive urgent action to protect the world’s oceans and their wildlife. The Global Ocean Alliance will push for the trebling of existing targets to ensure at least a third of the oceans is safeguarded in Marine Protected Areas by 2030.

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Want to Tackle the Climate Crisis? A Key Step is Protecting Nature

National Geographic

September 21, 2019
The United Nations (UN) Youth Climate Summit and the 74th session of the UN General Assembly are taking place in New York this week. Both events highlight the critical importance of taking swift, decisive action on climate change, including achieving sustainable land and ocean management practices and resilience and adaptation to climate change impacts.

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