Life Below Water
Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Healthy oceans and seas are essential to our existence. They cover 70 percent of our planet and we rely on them for food, energy and water. Yet, we have managed to do tremendous damage to these precious resources. We must protect them by eliminating pollution and overfishing and immediately start to responsibly manage and protect all marine life around the world.
- Reduce Marine Pollution
- Protect and Restore Ecosystems
- Reduce Ocean Acidification
- Sustainable Fishing
- Conserve Coastal and Marine Areas
- End Subsidies Contributing to Overfishing
- Increase the Economic Benefits from Sustainable Use of Marine Resources
- Increase Scientific Knowledge, Research and Technology for Ocean Health
- Support Small Scale Fishers
- Implement and Enforce International Sea Law
- Find a Goal 14 charity you want to support. Any donation, big or small, can make a difference! See the "Get Involved" section above.
- Never buy bottled water – boil, filter, chlorine, rainwater, do what you can.
- Reduce waste - much of the waste that we produce on land ends up in the oceans. Stop using plastic bags: Usage and wrong disposal of plastic is a major cause of marine pollution.
- Run a campaign on the effects of plastic use on the seas and oceans.
- Organize a cleanup project for rivers and oceans. Engage your whole community to clean up a local river, seaside or an ocean.
- Buy local and certified fish. You can support small-scale producers by shopping in local markets and shops.
- Stay informed. Follow your local news and stay in touch with the Global Goals online or on social media at @TheGlobalGoals.