Finding Solutions to the Climate Crisis

2023 has been a year of records, although few warrant celebration. The year that is ending now has been the warmest on record, according to the data shared by the European Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). The global mean temperature for 2023 has been the highest on record, 1.46°C above the 1850-1900 pre-industrial average. However, not everything is so grim on the horizon. 2023 can also be remembered as the year in which Portugal set a new renewable energy record as production outstrips demand. The whole country ran six days in a row on energy
produced from wind, hydropower, and the sun. At REVOLVE, we want to highlight the solutions to build resilience to climate change challenges. That is what we do with our work, spotlighting the problems but always through constructive lenses.

In this issue, we shed light on the High Seas Treaty, a legally binding document outlining regulations for the conservation and sustainable management of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. The High Seas, also known as international waters, account for nearly 2/3 of the world’s oceans and are home to 95% of marine life, including phytoplankton. But it was legally unprotected until now. We continued our exploration into the seas interviewing

Ambassador Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean. In the lead-up to the first European Ocean Days event in March 2024, we learn more about ocean literacy and the pivotal role it has taken in furthering the sustainable management of the ocean and ensuring the implementation of treaties such as the High Seas.

In our VIEWS section, we keep exploring the challenges of our seas and the stories behind them with a photo essay from RUIDO – a Spanish cooperative of very talented photojournalists.
But that is not all because 2023 is also a record year for REVOLVE marking our 50th issue! We are happy to celebrate it with you by providing new stories and insights into this changing world.
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