U. Rashid Sumaila, Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at the University of British Columbia tell us why a healthy ocean is not only key to building a strong global economy, but vital to human survival as well.
Oceans inc @ SDG14 Preparatory Hearing
Oceans inc is reporting live from inside the UN’s SGD14 Preparatory Meeting in New York City to bring you the latest developments on the run up to the World’s first Ocean SDG conference this June.We are talking to scientists, policy experts and representatives from civil society to grapple with the big question: How can people, businesses and governments all ensure the Ocean SDG’s 17 goals and 169 targets are robustly pursued and implemented?
Friday, February 17, 2017
The SDG14 Prep meeting wrapped up early today with all member states, civil society and stakeholders having made their inventions outlining what they would like to see in the final declaration. Co-chairs Portugal and the Philippines will now have the task of taking this information and preparing a zero draft.
Christine Santora, Deputy Executive Director of the Ocean Sanctuary Alliance explains the effectiveness of using MPAs as a tool to halt the ocean's decline and why the world needs to strive to protect at least 10% of the Ocean by 2020.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
As the first day of the SDG14 prep meeting came to a close, member states and civil society alike echoed the need to ensure a robust, determined and ambitious approach to delivering SDG14 in its aim to protect the ocean, and in doing so helping to alleviate poverty, ensure food security, promote sustainable development and secure a healthy, diverse and functioning planet.