UN chief: save the oceans to avert 'global catastrophe'
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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged countries to put aside national gain to save the oceans and avert a "global catastrophe" as he opened the first UN ocean conference. The five-day meeting is the first bid by the United Nations to address the toughest problems facing our oceans, from coral bleaching and plastic pollution to overfishing and rising seas due to climate change. Guterres raised alarm over the state of the world’s oceans, saying pollution, overfishing and climate change are causing severe damage and that “the situation is getting worse.”
UN chief: save the oceans to avert 'global catastrophe'. (2017, June 16-17). BusinessWorld, p. S1/6.
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Oceans; Environmental protection; Conferences; Coral bleaching; Water pollution; Plastics; Overfishing; Climatic changes; Sea level changes; Fisheries; Coastal zone; Marine resources; Nature conservation; Marine parks; Fishery management; Environmental restoration; Illegal fishing; Micro-plastic pollution; International cooperation; Exclusive economic zone; Acidification; Greenhouse effect; Exploitation; Fishery protection; United Nations (UN); Guterres, Antonio; Trump, Donald; Morales, Evo; Lovin, Isabella; Ondimba, Ali Bongo; Roberts, Callum
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