Ocean Visions – UN Decade Collaborative Center for Ocean-Climate Solutions
Our ocean is under threat from a host of pressures, including overfishing, plastic pollution, and dead zones. But no threats loom larger than those caused by the greenhouse gas pollution causing global climate change. Greenhouse gas pollution is particularly hard on the ocean, driving overheating and acidification. Ocean heating is in turn causing deoxygenation, sea level rise, and disruption of critical marine ecosystem functions and services. At the same time, the ocean’s absorption of carbon dioxide is increasing its acidity.
In order to address these challenges, the world needs to generate and scale innovative approaches and solutions at the ocean-climate nexus.
The Ocean Visions – UN Decade Collaborative Center for Ocean-Climate Solutions
- Mitigate and reverse the effects of climate change
- Enhance food security from oceans
- Build the climate resilience of marine ecosystems and coastal communities
What is the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development?
In 2017 the United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development to be held from 2021 to 2030. This Decade aims to provide a global framework to ensure that ocean sciences fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the ocean and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.