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

5 May 2017 - Getting involved is easy. There are hundreds of events taking place all over the world - just pick your favourite and get stuck in!
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4 May 2017 - Preparations are underway for the high-level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, co-hosted by the governments of Fiji and Swe

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High-level reception convened by Convention on Biological Diversity with the Governments of the Republic of Korea and Costa Rica.

Event Date:
06/06/2017 - 14:30
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4 May 2017 - Over the last two years, MPAs have also taken center stage in international fora reflecting on progress towards these agreed global goals.

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3 May 2017 - Imagine a planet where 90% of the habitable space is unexplored, where launching expeditions into that uncharted territory almost always yields new species and insights, and w

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2 May 2017 - There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, environmentalists have warned.

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Workshop to raise awareness about SDG14; provide an update on the Ocean Conference and Fiji’s preparations and agree on the process for the creation of Fiji’s Voluntary Commitments.

Event Date:
02/05/2017 - 08:30 to 17:00
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28 Apr 2017 - The fate of the world’s marine life today - including the threatened bluefin tuna - is in all our hands

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On Africa’s west coast the ocean is hearth and home, but climate changes are resulting in rising sea levels, degraded fish stocks, coastal degradation and more.
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Dive into History: Film about the fragility of the Ocean

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26 Apr 2017 - Flip-flops, one of the most ubiquitous types of ocean pollution globally, are being recycled into colourful artwork by a Kenyan company to raise awareness.

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