Ocean acidification: a threat to marine ecosystems and economies in the Commonwealth and beyond
Tuesday 14 November 2023 - Tuesday 14 November 2023
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Ocean acidification will have disastrous effects to livelihoods if left unchecked–the consequences will be both ecological and economic.Join a free webinar organised by the Economist Impact: Ocean acidification: a threat to marine ecosystems and economies in the Commonwealth and beyond, featuring two exciting live panel discussions, and with our Professor Steve Widdicombe and Professor Helen Findlay both speaking.
Date: Tuesday November 14th 2023
Time: 3:00 - 5:30pm GMT, online
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The continued growth of CO2 emissions poses a grave threat to marine species, food chains and economies in the form of ocean acidification. The past 20–30 years have seen a rapid increase in this phenomenon and, unless decisive actions are taken to stem emissions, it will continue to rise. This will have detrimental impacts on the chemistry of the oceans, threatening the well-being of the marine ecosystems, coastal industries and the human communities that depend on them. Commonwealth countries are highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of ocean acidification. Of the 56 Commonwealth members, 49 have marine coastlines, and 25 are small island developing states (SIDS).