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UN Sustainable Development Goal
Life Below Water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

The ocean drives global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea.

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. However, at the current time, there is a continuous deterioration of coastal waters owing to pollution, and ocean acidification is having an adversarial effect on the functioning of ecosystems and biodiversity. This is also negatively impacting small scale fisheries.

Saving our ocean must remain a priority. Marine biodiversity is critical to the health of people and our planet. Marine protected areas need to be effectively managed and well-resourced and regulations need to be put in place to reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification.

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE

Cite a political initiative
Link to a political initiative or policy supporting the Life Below Water agenda

Add new theme
Suggest a theme or sub-theme that fits within the objectives of the Life Below Water agenda

Add new issue or concern
Suggest an issue or concern that arises within the context of the Life Below Water agenda where you have some particular expertise or insight

Add new keyword or tag
Suggest a subject or factor or aspect of Life Below Water which you believe adds new insight into realizing this goal

Add new agreement or charter
Suggest a charter or agreement or statement made by some group or individual which you feel is significant

Contact NGO
Contact an agency or group or Non-governmental Organization (NGO) and invite their participation

Invite person
Contact a person and invite their participation