Our humanity depends on Sustainable Development Goal 14 Life Below Water, which aims to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. Despite this, SDG 14 is the most underfunded of the SDGs.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015 aim to provide prosperity while protecting the planet.
Since their publication, it has become apparent that long-term societal and economic goals cannot be achieved without the foundation of a stable and healthy biosphere. The ocean – covering 70% of our planet, driving weather systems, and modulating climate – is a critical part of that foundation. SDG14 must be addressed now to achieve the other Goals.
Co-benefits of achieving targets for Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water