Life below water
SDG 14 focuses on the world’s oceans, the providers and regulators of the global systems of rainwater, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food and the oxygen in the air we breathe. As such, this SDG is intricately connected with other SDGS – for example, anything we do to reduce impact on the climate is marine conservation: reduced climate change translates into reduced sea level rise, temperature increases and ocean acidification. A healthier ocean will also have a positive impact on coastal land and the people, plants and wildlife who live there. Educating people about how to live well where they are can translate into sustainable use of local resources.
We contributed to End Poverty 2030’s booklet on SDGs.
Read on for some specific examples of A Rocha’s work with Life below water.