The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change (2019) Ove Hoegh-Guldbert, et al. About this Paper: Established in September 2018, the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (HLP) is a unique initiative of 14 serving heads of government committed to catalysing bold, pragmatic solutions for ocean health and wealth that support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and build a better future for people and the planet. By working with governments, experts and stakeholders from around the world, the High Level Panel aims to develop a roadmap for rapidly transitioning to a sustainable ocean economy, and to trigger, amplify and accelerate responsive action worldwide.

Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (2019)  IPCC. This Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) was prepared following an IPCC Panel decision in 2016 to prepare three Special Reports during the Sixth Assessment Cycle . By assessing new scientific literature, the SROCC  responds to government and observer organization proposals. The SROCC follows the other two Special Reports on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR1.5) and on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL)  and the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Teaching about climate change and the oceans

  • Climate Change and the Oceans  NOAA. Americans’ health, security, and economic well-being are closely linked to climate and weather. People are looking for information to help them understand climate and make decisions on how to manage climate-related risks and opportunities. To meet this need, NOAA provides timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate science, adaptation, and mitigation.
  • Climate change and the Oceans CLEAN (Committed to Climate and Energy Education). Activities, videos and ideas for classrooms.