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Save the oceans

Updated: 2 days ago

The causes we have chosen to support within Force for Good, align with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all United Nations Member states in 2015. These are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - to join in global partnership and tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues. These Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and addresses the global challenges that are faced by all human beings, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

UN SDG #14: Life Below Water

Why save oceans?

The ocean drives global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea.

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. However, at the current time, there is a continuous deterioration of coastal waters owing to pollution, and ocean acidification is having an adversarial effect on the functioning of ecosystems and biodiversity. This is also negatively impacting small scale fisheries. Saving our ocean must remain a priority and marine biodiversity is critical to the health of people and our planet. Marine protected areas need to be effectively managed and well-resourced and regulations need to be put in place to reduce overfishing, marine pollution, and ocean acidification. It is imperative that this changes for our future generations, our incredible marine ecosystems and ultimately, the survival of our planet.

The key facts:

● 100 million marine animals die each year from plastic waste alone and 1 in 3 marine species get found entangled in litter.

● By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans.

● Worldwide use of plastic has increased 20-fold in the past 50 years and is expected to double again in the next 20 years

Related Force for Good Causes:

Marine Conservation / Sustainability / Local Communities / Sports / Business & Innovation / Climate Change & Conservation

United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals