UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL FOR THE OCEAN: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR INDUSTRY?

Source: WOC

Last month the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) submitted seventeen SDGs to the UN General Assembly. The SDGs will form the basis for the global sustainable development agenda from 2015 through 2030.

One of these goals – the Ocean SDG – aims to “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. See below for details.

Ocean industries are encouraged to send comments about the Ocean SDG to the WOC by 29 August to ensure ocean business community input to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) submission to the UN on the draft SDGs.

Ocean industry representatives are also invited and encouraged to attend the WOC Business Forum on Ocean Policy and Planning (New York, 29-30 September 2014) where the ocean business community will determine priorities for engaging on ocean policy, including for the Ocean SDG.

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