OCC Policy and Advocacy

The OCC has drawn up an ambitious policy which reflects the urgency we all need to apply to tackling the threats to our oceans and our world.

This policy is at OCC Environmental Policy.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported in August 2021 (https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/) that the cumulative impact of human activity since the Industrial Revolution is “unequivocally” causing rapid and potentially catastrophic changes to the climate. Without an accelerated reduction in greenhouse gases during the next decade, the ambition of the 2015 Paris climate agreement to limit global heating to 1.5C will not be met. The price of failure will be a world vulnerable to irreversible and exponential effects of global heating: there will be worse floods more often, more terrible and frequent heatwaves and devastating and repeated droughts. The report is the culmination of eight years of work and is authored by the world’s leading climate scientists and approved by 195 national governments.

The OCC will be making its views known to governments and advocating for urgent action to limit global heating along with protections for the marine and maritime environments.

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