Integral to the prosperity of humankind, oceans mobilize and regulate a global system that creates the essential elements needed for a habitable planet. This global resource not only acts as a buffer against the impacts of global warming, absorbing 30% of carbon emissions produced by human activities, but it also sustains the livelihoods of over three billion people. A growing global economy will require the expanded use of oceans in order to produce and transport food, energy and raw materials. With the health of the oceans deteriorating quickly due to increasing temperatures, pollution and acidification, businesses and governments must recognize the urgency and global importance of healthy oceans and prioritize key actions to promote their wellbeing.
In this webinar, we will look at how Canadian businesses and other key stakeholders are acting on this emergency while discussing the challenges and opportunities of adaptation, partnerships and the investments needed to further support sustainable ocean health and economies.