Greenpeace USA Supports Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act of 2020
October 20, 2020
"Protecting 30 percent of our oceans by 2030 is critical if we hope to restore America’s rich ocean ecosystems and mitigate the worst impacts of climate change."
© Peter Cross / Greenpeace
Today, the House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raul Grijalva and several of his colleagues introduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act of 2020, a comprehensive and ambitious piece of legislation that leverages the ocean’s potential in the fight against climate change.
The Act focuses on implementing a full suite of ocean-based climate solutions while bolstering frontline communities most at risk from climate change, increasing the resilience of ocean ecosystems, and helping put the United States back in a leadership role in the global effort to fight the climate crisis.
In response, Greenpeace USA Senior Oceans Campaigner Arlo Hemphill said:
“Protecting 30 percent of our oceans by 2030 is critical if we hope to restore America’s rich ocean ecosystems and mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act of 2020 outlines an innovative and ambitious plan to couple this ocean protection with a new generation of Blue Economy jobs and a renewed, climate-ready vision for our nation’s fisheries. This is an inspiring piece of legislation, and exactly what the U.S. needs right now.”
Contact: Crystal Mojica Senior Communications Specialist, Greenpeace USA: +1 (646) 530-1581, [email protected]