Time for international rules

Authors : Teresa Ribera, Julien Rochette et Alexandre MagnanWith Le Monde Diplomatique / 01st of December 2015

"Climate talks too often neglect the world’s oceans. One of the key aims of the Paris climate conference (COP 21) is to define precise rules to protect oceans and manage them sustainably.

Humanity has great responsibility towards the planet. We must develop greater awareness of the changes taking place, and what action is needed to limit the causes and effects of the disruption of the balance of the world’s oceans, caused by over-fishing, pollution from land-based activities (agriculture, industry), destruction of ecosystems (clearing of mangroves, mining of coral reefs, oil spills) and global warming. [...]"

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