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

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.

Region: Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Global
Sectors and Topics: Economic Recovery, Nature-based Solutions and Ecosystem Services, Oceans and Coasts, Renewable Energy
Scale: National
Expertise Level: Practitioner, Specialist
Resource Type: Guidance and Frameworks
Cost: No
Languages: English
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