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The Critical role of Oceans in Maintaining our Climate

Released in October 2009 in Cape Town, GRID-Arendal has compiled a new Rapid Response Assessment report, the objective of which is to highlight the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems in maintaining our climate and in assisting policy makers to mainstream an oceans agenda into national and international climate change initiatives. Mangroves, salt marshes and seagrass cover less than 0.5% of the seabed and store an incredible 50% of carbon in ocean sediments. The critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems has been vastly overlooked.

Year: 2010

Tags: North Sea Seychelles swamp

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