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

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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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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7 Feb 2017 - New initiative will address marine ecosystem restoration and the impact of humans and climate change on oceans and inter-tidal areas.

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7 Feb 2017 - Millions of Indonesians depend on oceans to feed their families. Fishermen, ferryboat drivers, tour guides and freight workers. When the ocean suffers, so do lives.

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UN Headquarters, Conference Room A

Event Date:
14/02/2017 - 08:30 to 09:30
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UN Headquarters, Conference Room 7

Hosted by the UN Office of Legal Affairs, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea

Event Date:
16/02/2017 - 08:15 to 09:30
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Ecuador

19 Dec 2016 - Ecuador's National Assembly approved the "Codigo Organico del Ambiente" (COA), the National Environmental Code, integrating and updating all the country's envi

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Albania

Turquoise waters. Rich underwater fauna and biodiversity. Ruins of sunken Greek, Roman and World War II ships.

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26 Jan 2017 - Using drones to map the topography of the Maldives allows local communities to gather evidence-based spatial data on climate change risks.

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The plastic issue and how Plastic Energy is contributing to a solution.

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