On the topic of World Oceans Day, Vice-Chancellor for Multilateral Affairs Christian Guermitt highlighted the value of oceans for a healthy environment and air, noting that Costa Rica, which is flooded by the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, has 10 times more marine land. larger than the Continental.
This involves great wealth for our country, but also a great responsibility in its protection and use of marine resources, Guermitt said.
With regard to ocean diplomacy, the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlights the value of dialogue, respect for international law, and multilateralism as an ideal way to take advantage of shared opportunities.
As an example of foreign action in this regard, he cites the High Ambition Alliance for Nature and People, an initiative put forward by Costa Rica last January, along with France and the United Kingdom, which seeks to protect 30 percent of our land and our land. our seas by 2030.
After noting that the 30 x 30 goal raises a global goal aimed at preventing species loss and protecting vital ecosystems for humans, the State Department asserts that the Blue Agenda is key to our planet’s survival.
It also notes that last December, at United Nations Headquarters, Costa Rica and Ecuador delivered their first joint partial request to extend the outer limits of their respective continental shelves in the Pacific Ocean beyond the 200 nautical miles they already have. as part of its exclusive economic zone.
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