New report addresses the impact of climate change on oceans


In a press release from 25 September, European Commissioners welcome the UN report on the impact of climate change on oceans. The report has been made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and it is described as a “wake-up call for the global community to tackle climate change and its impacts on oceans as soon as possible”. It finds that human-induced global warming is drastically changing our oceans and that these changes are devastating for fragile marine ecosystems. Nonetheless, healthy oceans may provide solutions to the climate change as they can capture a great amount of the excess heat and CO2 as well as provide sustainable food and renewable energy.

The EU has already committed to cut of at least 40% in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under the Paris Agreement, and it is taking action to save the oceans through its Ocean Governance strategy. In addition, the Commission has also launched a Research and Innovation Mission on Healthy Oceans to deliver the solutions to preserve these precious eco-systems and sustain so many jobs worldwide.

You can find the press release here: