UNESCO proposes a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

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Our ocean is under pressure because of pollution, CO2 emissions, over-fishing, etc. There is one UN plan for the ocean (Sustainable Development Goal 14) but there are many stakeholders. They all need science to understand the impact of their activities on "our blue home". Solutions cannot be developed in isolation. Therefore UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission proposes to connect stakeholders under an "International Decade on Ocean Science for Sustainable Development". By sharing information and addressing ocean issues from different perspectives we will increase our chances to reverse the decline of our oceans before it's too late.

Stein van Oosterem explains the concept of an International Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

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