Project ID 2210311022

On the one hand the ocean acts as a carbon sink, it absorbs up to 30% of the annual emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere, resulting in increased ocean acidity levels compared to preindustrial times. This change in impacts biological processes. IOC is custodian agency for the SDG indicator 14.3.1 and strives to equip MS with the tools to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of ocean acidification. IOC also supports GOA-ON and its Ocean Decade Programme OARS. On the other hand, the ocean when disturbed can be a carbon source, therefore, IOC co-sponsors the Blue Carbon Initiative, which aims to raise awareness for and further investigate the importance of mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses, as possible nature-based solutions for climate change on the basis of latest scientific evidence.

  • On-going

USD 26,000

Total Project Budget

USD 19,098

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Assessed Contribution - Assessed Contribution Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Contribution to Regular Budget 26,000 19,098

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
Outcome 3 - Enhance knowledge for climate action, biodiversity, water and ocean management, and disaster risk reduction Output: 3.IOC1 - Member States critically supported in strengthening their capacity to conduct marine scientific research, generate knowledge, and develop and implement science-based tools, services, and policies in order to reverse the decline in ocean health and accelerate the transition towards sustainable management of ocean-related risks and opportunities
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 35%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 5%
  • Priority Africa | 5%
  • Small Island Developing States | 5%