UN Highlights Importance of Healthy Oceans to Climate Change Initiatives

United Nations agencies urged governments to consider a

for the rehabilitation and maintenance of key marine ecosystems. Healthy oceans are important to climate change initiatives because they capture and store the world's carbon emissions, according to a report released by the U.N. Environment Program, Food and Agriculture Organization, and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.