Goal 14: 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 due to pollution. Ocean acidification is having an adverse impact on the functioning of our ecosystem biodiversity.
Saving our oceans must remain a priority. The EU Tech Chamber strongly believes that sustainability can only be achieved through increased international cooperation to protect vulnerable habitats and through spreading the message about the importance of marine life and why there is a sense of urgency taking measures to protect it.