Ocean-based measures for climate action


A.K. Magnan, R. Billé, L. Bopp, V.I. Chalastani, W.W.L. Cheung, C.M. Duarte, R.D. Gates, J. Hinkel, J.-O. Irisson, E. Mcleod, F. Micheli, J.J. Middelburg, A. Oschlies, H.-O. Pörtner, G.H. Rau, P. Williamson, J.-P. Gattuso

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Gattuso, J.-P. et al. "Ocean solutions to address climate change and its effects on marine ecosystems." Frontiers in Marine Science (2018), http://bit.ly/2MVx4pm.


This document summarizes the main findings of The Ocean Solutions Initiative that assessed the potential of 13 ocean-based measures. It finds that several ocean-based measures are available to reduce both climate change and its impacts on the open-ocean and coastal ecosystems, suggesting that the international community working on the ocean, from institutions to the private sector, can play a significant role in both adaptation and mitigation.

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