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Blue Climate Initiative

The Blue Climate Initiative accelerates ocean-based strategies to address the climate crisis.

An Urgent Need for Climate-Focused, Ocean-Based Innovation

 You cannot protect the oceans without solving climate change and you cannot solve climate change without protecting the oceans.
- John Kerry | Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

The health of our oceans is critical. Oceans generate an astounding one-half of the world’s oxygen and absorb one-quarter of its carbon dioxide emissions. Over 3 billion people depend on the oceans for their primary source of nutrition. The oceans’ goods and services generate about $2.5 trillion per year, equivalent to the world's seventh largest economy. Yet these vital services are threatened by global warming, ocean acidification, pollution, unsustainable fishing practices and other threats. We need immediate concerted action.

 

Accelerating an Ocean Innovation Movement

The Blue Climate Initiative is a multi-year program engaging innovators, community leaders, scientists, investors and global experts through evidence-based action. We enable innovation, research and collaboration to combat climate change while protecting our oceans, unlocking solutions on urgent challenges like renewable energy, sustainable food supplies, improved human health, flourishing biodiversity, stewardship of the ocean’s resources, and vibrant ocean economies.

Chris Meyer retrieving the ARMS plates on Tetiaroa
water sampling - ocean acidification project
coral tree project
growing corals in the lagoon
planting. mangroves
wind turbines