WWF Statement on the launch of the Ocean Resilience and Climate Alliance

Today during COP28, major institutions unveiled the Ocean Resilience and Climate Alliance (ORCA), with an initial pledge of more than $250 million to fund ocean-climate solutions. In reaction, World Wildlife Fund issued the following statement from Johan Bergenas, senior vice president of oceans:

“Our oceans are undervalued, overexploited, and underfunded. Today’s announcement from the Ocean Resilience and Climate Alliance signals a critical commitment from the philanthropic community to supercharge the scaling of ocean-climate solutions. 

"Accelerating funding for proven solutions is an imperative. The planet, people, and our collective prosperity depend on healthy oceans and vibrant coastal communities. WWF welcomes the leadership of the founding institutions behind ORCA for their vision and ambition, and we look forward to finding pathways to support this shared effort.”