WORLD OCEAN DAY: HOW TO HELP!
• • • One ocean, once climate, one future together. This year on World Ocean Day, the 8th June, the United Nations 2022 have highlighted the theme of “Revitalization, Collective Action for the Ocean”, something SLO holds very dear to our hearts with our key focus on ocean health. With the 2022 Conservation Action Focus goal to protect at least 30% of our blue planet by 2030 (30×30), and to create a healthy ocean with abundant wildlife and to stabilize the climate, it’s critical that 30% of our planet’s lands, waters, and ocean are protected. We highlight below how you can support the global 30×30 goal.
You can sign the letter to your nation’s leaders to take action below:
Why should we prioritize the 30×30 goal?
Leading scientists worldwide have determined a healthy ocean is a critical part of the solution to the climate and biodiversity crises. By supporting 30×30, we can protect our planet’s life support systems – specifically the interconnected issues of ocean, climate, and biodiversity. Currently, less than 17% of land and 8% of the ocean worldwide is protected.
The good news is, due to the efforts of the growing global 30×30 movement, including those involved in the World Ocean Day network, more than 90 countries have already committed to protecting at least 30% of their land and ocean by 2030. World Ocean Day 2022 is shaping up to be the most impactful yet with activities, celebrations, and other events – both online and in-person – planned throughout the ocean month of June.
Thousands of events are expected, hosted by youth groups, schools, aquariums, zoos, and businesses in 150 countries. Collectively, their actions will help influence world leaders to support strong protection for our shared ocean as they make decisions leading up to the U.N. Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal at the end of June and the U.N. Biodiversity Conference in Kunming, China planned for later this year.
The WorldOceanDay.org website serves as a resource for anyone and everyone looking to celebrate and take action on 8 June, World Ocean Day, and any day throughout the year. Individuals looking to participate in an event near them or online can search the database of events, activities, and conservation-related announcements using the World Map and Events Calendar.
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You can read more about ocean health and share our guides including SLO’s Plastic Pollution Guide, Post-Surf Beach Clean Guide, Sustainable Diving Guide and the Slow and Sustainable Fashion Guide, which all include tons of tips and information.