Guterres called for concrete action to protect the oceans as the High-level meeting of the one Ocean Summit was held in France

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Beijing, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) –The high-level meeting of the “One Ocean” Summit was held in the coastal city of Brest in northwest France on The 11th, focusing on global ocean protection and governance.United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the international community to step up efforts to take concrete action to protect the oceans from the climate crisis.The meeting from the protect and restore the ecosystem of the ocean and promote sustainable fishery development, the fight against pollution, climate change and strengthen international Marine management four aspects, Marine conservation and management to build consensus and to carry out the relevant commitments, held in kunming, China for this year the United Nations convention on biological diversity 15th the conference of the parties (Copenhagen) meeting in the second stage,And the United Nations Ocean Conference in Portugal.In a video address, Guterres said the planet is facing a triple crisis of climate deterioration, biodiversity loss and pollution.As the world’s largest ecosystem, the ocean is the planet’s main heat sink and carbon sink, playing an important role in regulating the climate, absorbing carbon dioxide generated by human activities and tackling climate change.Guterres said the ocean is getting hotter and more acidic, polar ice is melting, global weather patterns are changing and Marine ecosystems that depend on humanity are suffering.Humans must adjust and change direction.He stressed that as this year marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the international community urgently needs to strengthen efforts in Marine protection, effectively develop and utilize Marine renewable energy and enhance scientific research on the ocean.He says promoting sustainable Marine economic development requires global cooperation and investment.Summit sponsor French President Emmanuel Macron said protecting the oceans is a matter of global biodiversity and climate change.Humanity needs a clear and firm commitment to ocean development, conservation and governance.UNESCO Director-General Azoulay announced the organization’s commitment to complete at least 80 percent of the world’s seabed mapping by 2030 to further understand the oceans.European Commission President Von der Leyen said the EU is collecting ocean data using equipment such as icebreakers and underwater drones, as well as high-performance computing.The participants reaffirmed their willingness to take sincere cooperation and practical actions to better protect and manage the oceans.(Participating reporters: Chen Chen, Wang Jiangang)