On World Ocean Day 2021, we explored how nations around the world step up and build a sustainable ocean economy in the face of cumulative ocean change. This broadly attended event co-hosted by The Ocean Foundation, the OA Alliance, and IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordinating Center brought to you Ambassador Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Dr. Peter Swarzenski from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) OA International Coordination Centre, and speakers from around the globe from the Pacific Coast of North America, through New Zealand, to Lebanon and Argentina.
In 2021, it is imperative that governments and civil society continue to advance the suite of science and policy actions that will be needed to support food security and sovereignty, increase the resilience of marine ecosystems, and build a sustainable ocean economy in the face of future change.
This is reflected in the UN Sustainable Development Goal Agenda and target SDG 14.3, to “Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification.” As the science, research, and observed impacts of ocean acidification continue to grow, there is a continued need for increased knowledge exchange and expertise on the substance and process for developing local, regional, and national responses in the face of cumulative ocean change.
The Ocean Foundation, YouTube, 27 June 2021. Text and video.