Some well written and thought provoking summer reading for you, especially if you plan to spend time beside, on, or under the #Ocean!
We were fortunate to attend an event recently where Ying Qin, PhD of Citipresented the excellent Citi GPS #Sustainable #Ocean #Economy report, of which Dr. Qin was the lead author ( 👉 this link for the report, executive summary, and video - https://on.citi/3WSCNlw).
The report explains very clearly just why #OceanHealth is so important to everything from climate change to food supply to economic development, etc. etc., how UN Sustainable Development Goal (#unsdg) 14, Life below Water, is the most under funded of the 17 SDG's, and what steps should be taken to rectify this.
In addition, the report includes input and interviews with a range of recognised Ocean experts, including Ted Janulis, Kimberly Mathisen, Olivier Wenden, Ronald Tardiff and Christian Lim.
There are reasons to be hopeful about our capacity to build a sustainable ocean economy, as explained in the Citi report, and which we will deal with in Posts over the summer.
- They include "macro" or policy reasons, such as the agreement of the Kunming- Montreal Global Biodiversity framework targeting protection for 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030.
- At the level where those policies are executed, there are fantastic platforms such as UpLink - World Economic Forum , Katapult Ocean, Solar Impulse Foundation, Ocean Impact Organisation, RespectOcean, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, and OCEANOVATION that are supporting and promoting #OceanTechsolutions such as Pinovo's, that protect Ocean Health by stopping Ocean Paint Microplastic Emissions, with our Clean Blasting Technology.