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Oceans of Carbon: The Role of the World Bank in Oceans and Climate Change

Oceans of Carbon: The Role of the World Bank in Oceans and Climate Change

Summary: At this year's Sustainable Development Network week (January 19-22, 2010) the Agriculture & Rural Development (ARD) and Environment (ENV) departments co-organized a workshop on the role of the World Bank in Oceans and Climate Change (CC).

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The workshop was chaired by: 

Juergen Voegele (Director, ARD) and by Marea Hatziolos (Senior Environmental Specialist, ENV) and its purpose was to update Bank staff on the latest developments/science and to exchange views on the role the Bank should/could take. Participants were asked to consider that while two thirds of our planet is covered by Oceans, the majority of the Bank CC portfolio focuses on land-based projects.

Presentations were given by:

Jacqueline Alder (United Nations Environment Program) -- Blue Carbon: The Role of Healthy Oceans in Binding Carbon

Scott Doney (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute) -- Ocean Carbon Uptake & Acidification: Biological and Economic Impacts

Kieran Kelleher (World Bank) -- Carbon Negative Ocean Fuel

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