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United Nations chief urges conservation and sustainability of world's oceans

United Nations chief urges conservation and sustainability of world's oceans”

In a joint statement on the occasion of World Oceans Day - observed annually on June 8 - the members of the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy argued that nature plays an important role in recovery, and positioned blue nature - not just green - as a solution. Investing in a sustainable ocean economy is an excellent deal: it has considerable benefits for the global economy, the ocean and societal well-being.

"Oceans are also central to our fight for the planet's future". The ocean covers over 70 per cent of the earth's surface, absorbs about a quarter of all carbon emissions, and captures more than 90 per cent of the additional heat they generate.

The theme, he explained, also reminds us of the global endowment of the oceans in terms of food, energy, tourism, trade, maritime transport, oil and gas and recreation and worldwide trade. It is also a source of renewable energy and key ingredients for fighting disease. With more awareness and sustainable choices, this damage can be addressed.

She did not disclose a timeline for the completion of the process. The theme for this year's UN World Oceans Day is "Innovation for Sustainable Ocean".

The theme of UN World Oceans Day 2020 is "Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean" as there is a need for "novel solutions and the people driving them".

Roughly nine per cent of the island's land and marine surface area is now classified as protected.

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The DG said that pollution had always been a problem and human being were the source of pollution.

He said the theme was especially relevant ahead of the celebration of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, scheduled from 2021 to 2030 with the view to strengthening global cooperation to develop scientific research and innovative technologies that could connect ocean science with the needs of society.

We are also committed to continuing our capacity building programmes to make sure no one is left behind - with a focus on Small Islands Developing Countries.

"Last week's virtual ocean dialogues hosted by the World Economic Forum and the Friends of Ocean Action - the first-ever virtual global ocean conference - was an opportunity to come together to continue our ambitious global action for healthy oceans, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic". The warning comes against the backdrop of calls for a commitment to the conservation and sustainability of the oceans through innovation and science to protect a vital resource.

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), which is under the coordination of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO).

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