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Despite some progress, the world’s oceans continue to face multidimensional crises driven by overfishing, pollution, habitat loss, invasive species & climate change. Much needs to be done to achieve the 2030 Ocean Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The challenge remains that among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), SDG 14 is estimated to receive the lowest level of investment, only averaging $1.3 billion per year.  

The governments of Kenya and Portugal are co-hosting the 2022 Ocean Conference from 27 June to 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal to identify ways and means to support the implementation of SDG 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development) under the backdrop of “the Ocean Decade 2021-2030”. 

Watch the full video of the UN Ocean Conference side event: