© Ocean Image Bank – Miguel Diaz Perez

Policy, social justice and sustainability:

Achieving environmental sustainability involves recognizing and understanding the natural constraints of our marine environment. Equally important is the implementation of effective measures to transit towards a circular blue economy.

It is crucial to cultivate a common awareness that we all share and belong to the same blue planet, emphasising that local actions have far-reaching implications for global health. Only by fostering global well-being can we ensure sustainable development at the local level.

Building resilience and sustainability necessitate the development of more equitable societies within the framework of global justice.

Associated UN Ocean Decade Challenges:

Challenge 2 Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity
Challenge 4 Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy
Challenge 5 Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change
Challenge 10 Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean