SDG14.net was launched in support of the first UN Oceans Conference, in June 2017. While the website/blog is on “pause”, we continue to maintain the Twitter feed with fresh news on issues related to achieving the global “oceans goal”, known as SDG 14. This is the original intro to the website when it was launched. – Ed.
Welcome to a new Internet platform designed to empower your participation in tackling one of the greatest challenges of our time.
For decades, the global ocean — 70% of our planet, hosting 80% of its life — has suffered from human inattention, ignorance, and active abuse.
In June of 2017, the ocean will finally begin to get the attention it deserves, when thousands of people gather in New York for the first-ever UN summit on the fate of the oceans. The UN Ocean Conference, June 5-9, is just the beginning of a long journey to make our seas healthy again.
Taking care of our oceans is now a global goal: The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 14, “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.”
How can we achieve SDG 14? This new platform — website, social media feeds, and more to come — will help you get oriented and plugged into action opportunities, starting with a focus on SDG 14 itself and the Ocean Conference. The platform is managed by the AtKisson Group, a global network of sustainability advisors, communicators, and educators.
In addition to our news summaries, briefings, and independent selections of “best of …” websites and resources, you’ll get eyewitness accounts from people working on ocean issues, and links to sources of both science information and cultural inspiration.
Would you like to publish here? Have a tip? Contact us with your ideas and thoughts.
For more information on the SDGs as a whole, see our sister website, 17Goals.org.
— Alan AtKisson, Editor-in-Chief, SDG14.net