Protecting International Waters
In 2023, after 20 years of discussions, the United Nations came to an agreement on the High Seas Treaty. This historic deal will protect against the loss of wildlife in almost two thirds of the ocean that lies outside of national boundaries.
Our oceans represent 95% of the planets biosphere, producing half of the earths oxygen and is the world’s largest carbon sink, soaking
Ocean ecosystems produce half the oxygen we breathe, represent 95% of the planet’s biosphere, absorbs 25% of all carbon dioxide emissions and captures 90% of the excess heat generated by those emissions. Earth’s waters are not just 'the lungs of the planet' but also its largest 'carbon sink'.
Now these waters are protected.