Great Barrier Reef Gary Yim

Climate change and the ocean

Climate breakdown presents one of the greatest challenges in human history but our ocean can help. We must act now to avoid catastrophe.

Our ocean is a hero in the fight against climate change. It plays an important role in the global carbon cycle and is responsible for capturing and storing around 25% of the CO2 we release into the atmosphere.

But we have not respected the ocean. Its ecosystems that regulate our climate are increasingly threatened by the way we use them.