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Protecting the ocean is key to fighting climate change

Protecting the ocean is key to fighting climate change

Trawler fishing releases as much CO2 from the sea bed as is emitted through global aviation. A different approach to ocean management would reduce these emissions, while preserving marine biodiversity and our supply of seafood. This requires increasing protected ocean area from its current 7% to at least 30%.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Deep-Sea Mineral Platform

Staying ahead of the battery boom

To meet the growing demand for seabed minerals and create the space needed for mineral sourcing manufacturers and metal markets to take thoughtful action on this topic, the World Economic Forum has launched the Deep-Sea Minerals Dialogue.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Fresh water shortage

Keeping a vital lifeline flowing worldwide

Within 10 years there will be a 40% shortage of fresh water. New filtration processes, higher efficiency pumps and wastewater treatment units are among the many innovations that are needed to take on the challenge of ensuring a safe, stable supply of fresh water.

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Source: Forbes
Clean shipping

Developing fuel cells for ships

Under a joint development agreement, Samsung Heavy Industries and Bloom Energy will design and develop fuel cell-powered ships. Fuel cells create electricity through an electrochemical reaction without combusting the fuel, potentially cutting NOx and SOx emissions by 99%.

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Source: Offshore Energy
Offshore wind energy

A vision for 1,400 GW by 2050

The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has announced its vision for 1,400 GW of offshore wind by 2050. Going beyond current offshore wind forecasts, that would power one-tenth of global electricity demand while saving over 3 billion tonnes of CO2 per year.

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Source: Global Wind Energy Council
Renewable energy

The deep sea could hold the key to the future

To kick our fossil fuel habits, we’re going to need a lot more wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries. Building all that infrastructure will require billions of tons of metals and minerals which can be found in abundance at the bottom of the sea. But what about the costs?

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Source: Grist