Full Title: Ocean Infrastructure Priorities
Author(s): Jean Flemma, Miriam Goldstein
Publisher(s): Data for Progress, Urban Ocean Lab, Center for American Progress
Publication Date: June 23, 2021
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The ocean offers important solutions to mitigate the climate crisis, provide good-paying jobs, and protect coastal communities — including those that have been historically disadvantaged — from rising seas and decades of carbon emissions pollution. Offshore renewable energy development, protecting and restoring blue carbon ecosystems, and decarbonizing shipping and ports can all contribute to the U.S. goals for emissions reductions while providing other important benefits. Support for these programs should be part of any infrastructure package.