The problem
Ocean acidification (caused by the uptake of atmospheric CO2 by the ocean) has increased more than 25 percent since pre-industrial times (based on observations over 30 years), and is expected to reach 100-150 percent by the end of the century. This growing acidification, along with overfishing and coastal eutrophication, is having serious consequences for marine life and ocean sustainability. Billions of people depend on oceans for their livelihood and food source, requiring greater efforts to conserve oceans. Corporations are critical to this effort, including through their overall climate efforts (such as reducing GHG emissions and other pollutants), direct use of ocean resources (such as fishing and shipping industries), engagement with supply chain partners on climate change and use of ocean resources, and participation in international efforts to address ocean use and climate change
What this cause is about
ocean pollution
ocean acidity
marine life
sustainable fishing
overfishing
coral reefs
oceans
marine biodiversity
UN Sustainable Development Goal 14
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