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Oceans key in climate change battle

  • Andi Haswidi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 14 2009   /  09:26 am

Scientists and environmentalists gathered at the Global Ocean Policy Day have called on negotiators in the global climate change talks to recognize that oceans can play a crucial role in controlling greenhouse gas emissions.

“The options may include carbon capture and storage, ocean fertilization, curbing air pollution
from ships, ocean-based alternative energy such as wind power, currents, tides and ocean thermal energy conversion,” said GOPD spokeswoman Biliana Cicin-Sain at the conclusion of the GOPD here Wednesday. It was crucial, she went on, to include oceans in the climate change negotiations, which will culminate in December in Copenhagen under the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC). “Discussions in the global policy day have underscored that this is a key moment in time when nations around the world are negotia...