Oceans Action Event at UN Climate Change Conference (COP22)
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12 November 2016, Rome/Marrakech--- Today, at the UN Climate Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco. Experts and decision makers from around the globe will be taking part in a review of how well the world is tackling climate change impacts on ocean health. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, the world ocean is fundamental to sustaining life on Earth – acting as a major carbon sink, absorbing heat, and producing half the oxygen we breathe. The annual Conference of Parties - known this year as COP22 – is being referred to as the “COP for Action” placing added pressure on governments to make progress and meet their national targets.

Manual Barange, Director of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy Resources Division, tells us more about the issues and challenges facing governments. (Interview conducted by Sandra Ferrari)
07min. 03sec.
Topic(s): Climate change, Environment/Natural resources, Fisheries & aquaculture, Water & Irrigation
Produced by: FAO
Reference: 11964