10 questions with Ambassador Peter Thomson

The ocean is our greatest ally in our efforts to address the climate emergency. It generates 50% of the oxygen we need and absorbs 35% of all carbon dioxide emissions. Photo: Shutterstock
As the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Ambassador Peter Thomson leads the UN’s advocacy and outreach efforts to conserve and sustainably use ocean resources for sustainable development. Photo: UN/Eskinder Debebe
The Parque das Nacoes in Lisbon, where the UN Ocean Conference will be held from 27 June to 1 July focusing on science and innovation to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 14 on life below water. Photo: Shutterstock
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the problem of marine plastic pollution; much of our discarded personal protective equipment (PPE) has found its way into the ocean. Photos: Shutterstock
The ocean is seriously degraded because of human activity. It is getting warmer and more acidic. Photo: Shutterstock
Offshore wind power is an important contributor to the global transition to renewable energy. Photo: Shutterstock

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