The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind.
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.
Life Below Water
Facts and Figures
Goal 14 Targets
How Your Company Can Advance Goal 14
“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.” – Rachel Carson
ICV Manhattan 2017: Investing in the Global Goals, September 17, 19 & 20
ICV International Day of Peace, September 17
ICV Partnerships to End Poverty, September 19
ICV Health and Gender Equity, September 20