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).

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22 Feb 2017 - A new study finds that the six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also among those getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial fishing.

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22 Feb 2017 - The most important lesson I’ve learned is that ocean conservation is not about fish. It’s about people.

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22 Feb 2017 - OCEAN UNITE - The Ocean is probably the biggest employer in the world, it provides half the oxygen we breathe, it has absorbed a quarter of our CO2 emissions and puts food on

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21 Feb 2017 - Meet the dedicated people standing up for the ocean's future – campaigning, raising awareness and encouraging others to save our marine environments.

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16 Feb 2017 - For a lawn that helps the environment — and doesn’t need to be mowed — look to the ocean.

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16 February 2017 - Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are developing an underwater robot that analyzes ocean chemistry and biology, discovering insights on the role the

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15 February 2017 - Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most import

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15 February 2017 - JOSÉ MARÍA FIGUERES, ET AL call on government, business and citizens to unite and take action to save marine ecosystems.

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13 February 2017 - Coral reefs, kelp forests and other marine ecosystems may be tougher than we give them credit for, a new study suggests.

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UN Headquarters, Conference Room A

Side Event hosted by Conservation International

15 February, 13:15 - 14:30 EST

Event Date:
15/02/2017 - 08:15 to 09:30
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UN Headquarters, Conference Room 8

Hosted by the Permanent Mission of France to the UN and IUCN

Event Date:
15/02/2017 - 08:15 to 09:30
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