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On Friday, November 11th 2022 International Non-profit Oceanic Global will host The Ocean x Climate Summit, a first-of-its-kind event designed to place the ocean center stage in the global climate agenda.
Climate change continued its relentless march in 2020, which is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record. 2011-2020 will be the warmest decade on record, with the warmest six years all being since 2015, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
It is with deep regret that IOC has to report the passing away of Arthur (Art) Alexiou on 16 June 2020.
The term “blue carbon” refers to the carbon stored in coastal and marine ecosystems. The so-called blue carbon ecosystems – mangroves, tidal and salt marshes, and seagrasses – are highly productive coastal ecosystems that are particularly important for their capacity to store carbon within the plants and in the sediments below. Scientific assessments show that they can sequester two to four times more carbon than terrestrial forests and are thereby considered a key component of nature-based solutions to climate change.
COP27 concluded in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, with increased awareness of the need to strengthen ocean science and seek ocean-based solutions to reverse climate change.
The five-day UN Ocean Conference ended on 1 July with more than 150 countries collectively agreeing to scale up science-based and innovative actions to address the ocean emergency.
The latest UNESCO announcement on the endorsement of new UN Ocean Decade actions was great news to several projects under the GOOS UN Ocean Decade programmes - and many more initiatives are well underway in the process.
Corporate author: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
Year of publication: 2022
Type of document: Information Document
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The Climate COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. With the UK as President, COP26 takes place in Glasgow.
New York / Geneva, 10 March 2020 - The tell-tale physical signs of climate change such as increasing land and ocean heat, accelerating sea level rise and melting ice are highlighted in a new report compiled by the World Meteorological Organization and an extensive network of partners.