Ocean Action Hub

[ SDG Target 14.2 ] By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans.

Definition

Marine and coastal ecosystems provide many services to human society, including food and other goods, shoreline protection, water quality maintenance, waste treatment, support of tourism and other cultural benefits, and maintenance of the basic global life support systems.

The provision of these services is threatened by the worldwide degradation of marine and coastal ecosystems. Fisheries are in global decline. Coastal habitats have been modified and lost, and in many cases the rate of degradation is increasing. Habitat loss and modification result in a loss of ecosystem services and also threaten biodiversity (UNEP, 2006, p. 7).

Latest

1 Jun 2017 - Brazilian marine biologist and documentarist Ricardo Gomes is shedding a light on the iconic Guanabara Bay in his new documentary Urban Bay (Baía Urbana).

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A public event onboard Peace Boat's passenger ship in Stockholm, Sweden.

Event Date:
02/06/2017 - 11:00
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Organized by UNDP, the Equator Initiative and the GEF Small Grants Programme (SDP) and the Government of Norway

Event Date:
05/06/2017 - 17:00
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Hosted by the Equator Initiative; ICLEI, the City of Malmö; UNOPS; the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) and UNDP.
Event Date:
06/06/2017 - 09:00
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Month-long photo exhibition in the UNHQ Visitors' Lobby Exhibition Area.

Event Date:
05/06/2017 - 09:30 to 30/06/2017 - 18:00
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Hosted by UNDP, UNESCO-IOC, GEF, FAO and the Benguela Current Commission (BCC).
Event Date:
06/06/2017 - 18:30
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7 Jun 2017, New York - UNDP Side Event including documentary screening and discussion with marine biologist/documentarist Ricardo Gomes.
Event Date:
09/06/2017 - 13:30
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This is a touristic guide the with information on hiking trail in PA-s of the...
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Open lecture in Agriculture University of Tirana in the frame of the Ocean Conference, Albania case: Biological monitoring of lakes and river pollution statistics   

Event Date:
26/05/2017 - 11:30 to 13:00
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From Drini Day celebrations to Drini Core Group meeting bringing Drin riparian's together promoting joint management of the shared water resources of the transboundary Drin River Basin, including c

Event Date:
25/05/2017 - 09:00 to 18:00
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Event Date:
31/05/2017 - 09:30 to 14:30
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The Regional Administration of Protected Areas of Vlora invites citizens to participate in the event of marking a touristic path.to Llogara National Park

Event Date:
31/05/2017 - 10:00 to 15:00
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