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United Nations Ocean Conference wraps up in Lisbon

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Greenpeace activists call for a global ocean treaty at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, June 2022. Source: Armando Franca/AP

Greenpeace activists call for a global ocean treaty at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, June 2022. Source: Armando Franca/AP


Published 4 July 2022 at 3:46pm
By Arianna Lucente
Presented by Ricky Onggokusumo
Source: SBS

The United Nations Oceans Conference has come to a close in Portugal, with world leaders committing to protecting the ocean and tackling climate change.


Published 4 July 2022 at 3:46pm
By Arianna Lucente
Presented by Ricky Onggokusumo
Source: SBS


Over five days, world leaders and scientists from more than 120 countries have gathered in Lisbon, Portugal, for the United Nations Oceans Conference.

Scientists say anywhere from 50 to 80 per cent of all life on the planet lives under the sea.

Oceans also generate about half of all oxygen in the atmosphere, and absorb a quarter of all carbon dioxide emissions.

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And while net-zero emissions targets have been a big focus in tackling climate change, this U-N summit aims to establish a similar agreement to protect the ocean.


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