Marine litter and climate change: Inextricably connected threats to the world’s oceans

On the basis of a literature review, this study examines the interactions between climate change and marine litter, and the compounding global risks to biodiversity and society. The paper highlights that at the global scale, principles and approaches of treaties and conventions for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity can assist in understanding the cumulative impacts of marine litter and climate change, thereby improving marine ecosystem resilience. Climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as marine litter reduction, can also be developed and implemented by countries in order to deal with the threats posed by marine litter and climate change. In order to implement effective actions, resilience frameworks that incorporate both climate change and marine litter need to be developed. When climate change is integrated with other local stressors, ecosystem resilience approaches offer a suitable framework for incorporating the consideration of marine litter as a risk and for steering, coordinating, prioritizing research and monitoring, policy, and planning in order to effectively address the combined risks and impacts of climate change and marine litter.

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