How Much Are the Ocean’s Worth? US$24 Trillion per WWF Report

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“Earth is distinguished from all other known planets by the presence of a warm, salty ocean that covers more than two-thirds of its surface. Its value to our planet is incalculable”

Source – WWF, Reviving The Ocean Economy

 

  • 2/3: Two-thirds of the base economic value of the ocean is produced by assets that rely on healthy ocean conditions
  • US$24TN: The overall value of key ocean assets is more than US$24 trillion
  • 7th: Based on the gross marine product, the ocean is the 7th largest economy in the world
  • 2050: At current rates of temperature rise, coral reefs will disappear by 2050

Photo: Wikimedia, Tiago Fioreze

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