Providing oxygen and food, controlling the weather, and absorbing excess carbon emissions, the
Ocean is our
ally in the quest for a sustainable future. It is also an economic powerhouse that supports entire
generates millions of jobs, and helps drive the modern global economy.
Today, human activities are threatening the health of the Ocean and putting enormous pressure
marine ecosystems and services so fundamental to our well-being. Overfishing, marine pollution and
change are together causing unprecedented changes in the Ocean that could irreversibly jeopardize
environmental health and economic vitality – unless we make urgent, systemic changes in our actions
Building a sustainable Ocean economy is one of the most important tasks and greatest opportunities
of our time. Governments,
industries, stakeholders and experts are joining forces to develop and implement Ocean solutions
the world, but we need to go further, move faster, and ensure that our actions balance the needs of
planet and prosperity.