“The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change: Updated Opportunities for Action”

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Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Northrop, E. et al.

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Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Northrop, E. et al. 2023. "The ocean as a solution to climate change: Updated opportunities for action." Special Report. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at https://oceanpanel.org/publication/ocean-solutions-to-climate-change


This report was commissioned by the Ocean Panel, to assess the potential of ocean-based climate solutions for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The analysis shows that actionable ocean-based climate solutions can deliver up to 35% of the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emission cuts needed in 2050 to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Emission reductions of this magnitude are equivalent to four times the annual emissions of European Union countries.

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