Sustainable Blue Economies

Sustainable Development

The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in creating improved conditions for sustainable development of the Ocean.

One of the key focus areas will be alternative funding systems, including promoting public/private partnerships as well as new investment models.

OFC is a credible platform purposefully designed to deliver these outcomes.

All Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) interact with one another – by design they are an integrated set of global priorities and objectives that are fundamentally interdependent.

Understanding the range of positive and negative interactions among SDGs is key to unlocking their full potential at any scale, as well as to ensuring that progress made in some areas is not made at the expense of progress in others. The International Council for Science defined some key interactions between SDG 14 (Life Below Water) and other SDGs: