The Post-15 Development Agenda is an ambitious global vision that seeks to tackle extreme poverty, curb climate change and put the world on a more prosperous and sustainable path by 2030. It includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 Targets that have been adopted by World Leaders at a special summit in September 2015.
The global ocean, which covers nearly three-quarters of the surface of our planet is a vital lifeline for billions of people and species. The climate change momentum has resulted in our oceans, for the first time in history, being given their own voice in the Post-15 Agenda. It would be hard to achieve other agreed Sustainable Development Goals without a healthy and resilient ocean.
Out of the ambitious 17 Goals, WATO’s primary mission will be supporting SIX of those Goals. Most specifically a champion enthusiast of:
Ocean Conservation: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Food Security: Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Sustainable Consumption and Production: Sustainable fishing and conservations provide economic opportunities for the most vulnerable
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Biodiversity: An estimated 70% of all life on earth is found in the ocean, protecting marine ecosystems is imperative