14 of 18 Global Goals

Overview

The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits for trade and transportation.

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. However, at the current time, there is a continuous deterioration of coastal waters owing to pollution and ocean acidification is having an adversarial effect on the functioning of ecosystems and biodiversity. This is also negatively impacting small scale fisheries.

Marine protected areas need to be effectively managed and well-resourced and regulations need to be put in place to reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification.

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One Planet, One Ocean
Start date: Sep 24, 2018

One Planet, One Ocean

One Planet, One Ocean

Start date: Sep 24, 2018
All about ocean sustainability: how the ocean functions, human interactions with the ocean, and solutions for sustainable use and stewardship of our blue planet.