The second global Ocean Conference taking place in Portugal in a few months’ time promises to be “a critical moment” for the health of life under water and on land, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Tuesday, as preparations got underway. The ocean produces half of the oxygen we breathe and provides food for millions of around the world, playing a fundamental role in mitigating climate change as a major heat and carbon sink. The Ocean Conference, which will run in Lisbon from 2 to 6 June, aims to propel science-based innovative solutions in the form of global ocean action.
By UN News. February 4, 2020.