The ocean and climate change : tools and guidelines for action

Authors: Galland, Grantly R., Herr, Dorothée,

The ocean continues to get only peripheral attention in climate change research and policy, despite its enormous importance in regulating global climate and its sensitivity to the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification. This report provides an overview of the interactions between the ocean and climate and describes the impacts of climate change on the marine ecosystems and the goods and services they provide human society. It outlines a set of recommendations for marine-related mitigation and adaptation policy and implementation actions.