OCEAN AND CLIMATE
The ocean makes up 71% of the planet and provides countless services to human communities, from mitigating weather extremes to generating the oxygen we breathe, from producing the food millions of people eat to serving as a major heat and carbon sink. Ocean and climate are inextricably linked. The climate crisis arguably presents the greatest threat to ocean health.
Blue carbon is the carbon stored in coastal and marine ecosystems and can store up to 10 times more carbon than terrestrial forests, playing a critical role in addressing the climate crisis.
Unfortunately, this ecosystem is estimated to have the highest rate of destruction among any other ecosystem on Earth, with Indonesia’s mangrove ecosystem recorded to experience the fastest degradation rate in the world while, at the same time, holding the largest blue carbon stocks globally (accounting for 17 %).
WE NEED TO ACT
Protecting the ocean, its biodiversity and blue carbon ecosystems is essential to guarantee a healthy planet and secure the future of the next generations. We understand it takes one step at a time. That’s why we want to incentivize you to take the first one.
Make a pledge about one thing you will start changing today. Either changing your habits to reduce carbon emissions, planting trees, or producing less plastic waste. Every action will generate a positive impact on our planet and our ocean.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Healthy Habitats for Corals and Marine Life
Coastal Communities Livelihood
The highest rate of destruction among any other ecosystem on Earth
Oceans are becoming more acidic due to the increasing atmospheric concentration of carbon
Besides absorbing carbon, blue carbon ecosystems also protect coastlines from extreme weather events
8 million pieces of plastic pollution still find their way into our oceans daily
Coastal communities rely on the ocean and its resources for economic activities
WHAT YOU CAN DO
The Climate Crisis
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
- Nelson Mandela
Reduce Your Carbon Emissions
Save energy, reduce meat consumption, use public transport
Protect blue carbon ecosystems and coastal habitats by supporting CarbonEthics environmental and social programs
Start by refusing single-use plastics and build your way through the 5Rs
Use your social media to voice out the threats to our ocean and the climate crisis