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Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas | 21.01.16

 

Oceans and seas play a crucial role in regulating our climate, nurturing biodiversity, and providing income and food to people around the world. At COP21, governments across the globe agreed that we must set a more aggressive limit for global warming. This limit is one essential step toward a more stable relationship between the ocean and climate. But in spite of this positive direction, marine sustainability faces many challenges, according to a new report from the European Academies of Science Advisory Council and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, “Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas.”