Healthy oceans and seas are essential to our existence. They cover 70 percent of our planet, and we rely on them for food, energy and water. Yet, we have managed to do tremendous damage to these precious resources. We must protect them by eliminating pollution and overfishing and immediately start responsibly managing and protecting all marine life worldwide.to manage and protect all marine life around the world responsibly
Issues leverage MPM to reward independent members for identifying, reporting and solving complex ocean challenges. Issues use SDGs as a framework for streamlining actionable steps with industry-specific modules to help members acquire new skills and maximize the impact of innovation streams.
Preventing and significantly reducing marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.
Increasing scientific knowledge, developing research capacity and transferring marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries.
Minimizing and addressing the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels.
Enhancing the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of “The future we want”.
Sustainably managing and protecting marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience and taking action for their restoration to achieve healthy and productive oceans.