Integrated science is essential to strengthen water management, sustainably use the oceans and tackle climate change, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Science Day for Peace and Development.
The report recognizes the mounting evidence that some parts of the ocean are near their ecological tipping point due to climate change and other human impacts.
Crucial steps being taken towards new treaty on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction
New York, 10 July—Coming close on the heels of last month’s Ocean Conference, countries will begin the fourth and last preparatory meeting today to develop recommendations to the General Assembly on a treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of the world’s ocean beyond national jurisdiction. The negotiations, sometimes informally referred [...]
The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans today wrapped up with a global agreement to reverse the decline of the ocean's health, and more than 1,300 pledged actions for protecting the blue.
To mark World Oceans Day, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will name Australian musician Cody Simpson as its first-ever Ocean Advocate to help raise awareness of the crucial role the ocean plays in the health of the planet and people.
The future of the planet’s oceans is burdened by threats such as climate change, pollution and destructive fishing practices – and the lack of capacities to address these threats – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said, calling for joint global action to ensure “that our oceans are peaceful, safe and bountiful, and remain healthy as our blue home.”
Oceans comprise roughly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface and play an essential role in human well-being, producing half the oxygen necessary for life on the planet. They also serve as the backdrop for another important component of a well-rounded life: recreation.