SDG 14. Life Below Water

Understand SDG 14

  • SDG 14 is to prevent and reduce marine pollution, protect marine and coastal ecosystems, minimize the impacts of ocean acidification, and regulate fishers and end illegal, destructive and over-capacity fishing. 

  • About 80% of marine and coastal pollution come from the land, including sewage, plastics and agricultural chemicals. 
  • Marine fisheries provide over 200 million jobs. Climate change and overfishing have significantly reduced global fishery productions, affecting the livelihoods of millions of people. 
  • Global warming and ocean acidification can destroy the marine ecosystem. Between 2016 and 2017, 50 percent of coral in the Great Barrier Reef region was bleached, threatening billions of marine lives relying on the coral ecosystem.


Data retrieved from UN SDG 14

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