Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
The ocean drives global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. The health of the ocean is intimately tied to our health. The pandemic offers an opportunity to revive the ocean and start building a sustainable ocean economy.
Establishing comprehensive, effective and equitably managed systems of government-protected areas should be pursued to conserve biodiversity and ensure a sustainable future for the fishing industry.
On a local level, we should make ocean-friendly choices when buying products or eating food derived from oceans and consume only what we need. Selecting certified products is a good place to start. We should eliminate plastic usage as much as possible and organize beach clean-ups.
Most importantly, we can spread the message about how important marine life is and why we need to protect it. What we do now that makes a difference.