Commitments worth $63 billion pledged for ocean protection

This Mongabay article discusses commitments worth $63 billion pledged for ocean protection.

  • The sixth annual Our Ocean conference took place in Oslo, Norway, on Oct. 23 and 24.
  • Governments, businesses, organizations and research institutions made 370 commitments toward improving marine health and productivity that were worth more than $63 billion.
  • The commitments, a considerable boost from the $10 billion committed last year, reflect a new level of urgency around ocean protection as its role in mitigating climate change becomes ever clearer.
  • Focus areas of the conference included building the sustainability of the global fishing industry and reducing plastic pollution.

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