The forthcoming UN Ocean Conference will play an important role in putting in place a new chapter of ocean action – one that is driven by science, technology and innovation. It will also underscore the need to harness nature-based solutions including restoration and conservation of mangroves, salt marshes and seagrass meadows, known to have major climate mitigation and adaptation potential.
The Conference will take stock of progress and bring together world leaders, scientists, the business community, change-makers and activists to join forces to inspire, create and invest in solutions.
It expects everyone who can make a difference to step up and make the necessary changes needed to transform their policies, businesses and lifestyles into something more sustainable, and less harmful and exploitative. We know that what is happening below the water is not a hopeless situation - there are solutions to reversing the damage and allowing the ocean to heal.
The first Ocean Conference, which took place in New York in June 2017, mobilized an unprecedented number of stakeholders through voluntary commitments and showed the world the status of our ocean and the impact of human activities.
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