The ocean is our primary source of oxygen. It is the "lungs" of the planet as it absorbs almost a quarter of CO2 emissions released into the atmosphere by human activity and it plays a crucial role in regulating climate change. However, increasing CO2 emissions, which are acidifying the ocean, along with the over exploitation of marine resources and pollution, are reducing the capacity of marine eco-systems to adapt to climate change. That is why its protection seems more essential today than ever before.
Today, the Veolia Foundation has renewed its support of Tara for its new "Tara Coral" mission.
Call of the Ocean for the Climate
On June 8th, this Call will be the starting point of a broad mobilization to encourage the public and decision-makers to give greater consideration to the oceans in climate negotiations in view of COP21. To educate the public and decision-makers and develop scientific knowledge on the interaction between the ocean and the climate, the Ocean and Climate Platform, jointly launched by research organizations, NGOs and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, sheds light on the proceedings of the COP21.
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