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Which means and which gouvernance for substainable management of the oceans?

Which means and which gouvernance for substainable management of the oceans?

Type of text : Opinion and report
Type of referral : Own initiative
Working group : Section for environment

Rapporteur(s) :

Catherine CHABAUD
Qualified Individuals Group
Date adopted : 09/07/2013 | Period : 2010-2015

French name them in plural, Anglo-Saxons in singular. In reality, they are five and one at the same time, because they all communicate. Oceans cover 71% of the surface of the earth and contain 98% of all water resources. According to UN, more than 2.6 billion people depend primarily on the oceans for their protein needs, and more than 2.8 billion people live within 100 miles of their coasts. Oceans provide rainwater and a large part of the oxygen indispensable for life. They provide essential ecosystem services such as climate regulation through movement and permanent mixing of deep waters and their ability to absorb carbon dioxide.