On June 8 we celebrate World Oceans Day 2022, this year framed in the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences and within which the Conference of the Oceans is held, between June 27 and July 1, 2022, in Lisbon, Portugal and which will be organized jointly with the government of Kenya.
The theme of 2022 Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean wants this year to emphasize the greatness of the ocean as a source of life for all human beings and for all other organisms that inhabit the Earth.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has launched the Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals, with a view to achieving all 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Within these programs with the intention of promoting these objectives (SDG) by 2030, the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 was opened. Always based on science, we are encouraged to listen to clear talk about the oceans:
“The ocean is facing unprecedented threats as a result of human activities. Its health and ability to sustain life will only get worse as the world population grows and human activities increase. If we want to address some of the most defining issues of our time such as climate change, food insecurity, diseases and pandemics, diminishing biodiversity, economic inequality and even conflicts and strife, we must act now to protect the state of our ocean.”
Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water
“Adopted in 2015 as an integral aspect of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its set of 17 transformative goals, Goal 14 stresses the need to conserve and sustainably use the world’s oceans, seas and marine resources.”
The goals to comply with SDG 14 are specific and have a specific focus on the problems that affect the oceans, among them are the reduction of marine pollution, the protection of marine and coastal ecosystems, the minimization of acidification, an end to illegal fishing and overfishing, increased investment in scientific knowledge and marine technology, and respect for international laws that call for the safe and sustainable use of the oceans and their resources.
United Nations. World Oceans Day, 8 June. Revitalization: collective action for the ocean. Retrieve from https://www.un.org/en/observances/oceans-day
United Nations. Ocean Conference. Lisbon, Portugal. Save our Ocean, Protect our Future. Retrieve from https://www.un.org/en/conferences/ocean2022/