New political will to include oceans in climate change initiatives

Listen /

Coral Reef. Photo: World Bank/Carl Gustav

A new political will by countries across the world to include oceans in initiatives to fight climate change has emerged in the last year; that's according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The UN agency says oceans are fundamental to sustaining life on earth as they act as a major carbon sink, absorbing heat, and producing half the oxygen we breathe.

The international community is currently meeting in Morocco at the latest UN talks on climate change mitigation.

Manuel Barange is the Director of FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy Resources Division.

Speaking ahead of the UN's first Oceans Action Day on November 12, he explained to Sandra Ferrari the changes that oceans have been undergoing as a result of increased temperatures.

Duration: 5'39"

UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

September 2017
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930