Conserve And Sustainably Use The Oceans, Seas And Marine Resources - The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14

The UN explains: "Our oceans — their temperature, circulation, chemistry, and ecosystems — play a fundamental role in making Earth habitable.

Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits for trade and transportation. Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future."


The UN has defined 10 Targets and 10 Indicators for SDG 14. Targets specify the goals and Indicators represent the metrics by which the world aims to track whether these Targets are achieved. Below we quote the original text of all Targets and show the data on the agreed Indicators.

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Posted  updated 1 year ago

Target 14.1: Reduce marine pollution

UN definition: "By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution."

Reduce marine pollution - SDG Indicator 14.1.1

Definition: Indicator 14.1.1 is the "index of coastal eutrophication and floating plastic debris density".

Goal: "Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds" by 2025.

Unlike most SDGs, which are set for the year 2030, this indicator is targeted for 2025.

Target 14.2: Protect and restore ecosystems

UN definition: "By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans."

Protect and restore ecosystems - SDG Indicator 14.2.1

Definition: Indicator 14.2.1 is the "proportion of national exclusive economic zones managed using ecosystem-based approaches".

Goal: "Sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts" by 2020.

Unlike most SDGs, which are set for the year 2030, this indicator is targeted for 2020.

Target 14.3: Reduce ocean acidification

UN definition: "Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels."

Reduce ocean acidification - SDG Indicator 14.3.1

Definition: Indicator 14.3.1 is the "average marine acidity (pH) measured at agreed suite of representative sampling stations".

Goal: "Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification" by 2030.


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