Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions: Opportunities for Ocean-Based Climate Action

Country Grouping
Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Sectors and Themes
Economic Recovery
Nature-based Solutions and Ecosystem Services
Oceans and Coasts
Scale
National
Expertise Level
Practitioner
Specialist
Resource Type
Guidance and Frameworks
Language
English
Developer or Source
Climate Advisers
Conservation International
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Ocean Conservancy
Rare
The Nature Conservancy
World Resources Institute (WRI)

This guidance outlines the best ways countries can use ocean-based action to curb greenhouse gas emissions and better adapt to the impacts of climate change. It presents a set of options for ocean-based sectoral mitigation targets, policies, or measures for countries to include in new or updated NDCs. It also includes a set of options for ocean-based adaptation measures for those countries that continue to include an adaptation component in their NDCs. This resource focuses on four ocean-based subsectors that have the greatest potential to curb emissions and deliver significant other benefits: marine conservation (coastal and marine ecosystem restoration and protection), oceanic and coastal fisheries, marine transport, and ocean-based renewable energy.

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