Radio Havana Cuba | United Nations: A call to create a sustainable economy to conserve the oceans

Bozkir suggested thinking and applying concrete solutions to arrive at “provable evidence of progress” in the second stage
The Oceanic conference is scheduled to be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

UNITED NATIONS, June 1 (RHC) The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, has called for the creation of a sustainable economy capable of preserving the oceans.

Speaking on Tuesday at the high-level debate on Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14) of Agenda 2030 – referring to the conservation and sustainable use of the seas – the Turkish diplomat urged the formulation of stronger policies in favor of marine ecosystems.

It recognized the stance of countries and cities that give priority to coastal and marine areas over tourism, as well as efforts to address illegal fishing, regulate maritime transport, and resource extraction.

Bozkir suggested that concrete solutions be considered and applied to arrive at “provable evidence of progress” at the Second Oceanic Conference scheduled to take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on a date yet to be determined.

On his part, Peter Thompson, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Oceans, emphasized in the discussion the importance of complying with SDG 14 and for this he called for the creation of a “sustainable blue economy”.

Likewise, the official pointed to the consequences of marine pollution caused by plastic waste in a world dependent on these materials, which called for investment in infrastructure aimed at popularizing recycling systems.

Statements have also been made from various countries promoting sustainable development and harmony between people and marine natural resources.

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Oceans provide food, livelihoods and protection for more than a billion people in the world; While the value of ocean-related economic activities exceeds $ 1.5 trillion annually.

Specialists expect a 100-150 percent increase in the acidity of the seas by 2100 due to carbon dioxide emissions and pollution, which will affect marine flora and fauna (source:PL)

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