New political will to include oceans in climate change initiatives

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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"

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