09 Mar Did you know?
In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals (officially known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs). These goals have the power to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing environmental issues. SDG 14 aims to rally global action to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The world’s oceans drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. How we manage this vital resource is essential for humanity as a whole, and to counterbalance the effects of climate change. There are 10 targets under SDG 14. These include reducing marine pollution, reducing ocean acidification, protecting and restoring ecosystems, promoting sustainable fishing, conserving coastal and marine areas, ending subsidies contributing to overfishing, creating economic benefits from sustainable use of marine resources, supporting small-scale fisheries, increasing scientific knowledge on ocean health, and implementing and enforcing international sea law. SDG 14 also connects with the other SDGs by contributing to their achievement and/or vice versa. Read more about SDG 14 here https://www.globalgoals.org/14-life-below-water or visit our Center for Marine Conservation to play our SDG wheel!