SDG14 Life Below Water

Introductory Webinar: Using the UN Biodiversity Lab to Support National Conservation and Sustainable Development Goals

This training, offered in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), teaches participants about global biodiversity-based uses of remote sensing. The UN Biodiversity Lab is an online platform that allows policymakers and other stakeholders to access global data layers, upload national datasets, and analyze these datasets in combination to provide key information on the CBD’s Aichi Biodiversity Targets and on the nature-based Sustainable Development Goals.

UN Ocean Conference: Youth Momentum

Engaging young people in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, Life Below Water, is more essential than ever. Join our webinar to mobilize youth representatives, share information and brainstorm ideas on how to strengthen the momentum for ocean action among young people during the preparatory process of the 2020 UN Ocean Conference.

Myanmar gears up for action on climate change

Myanmar is widely considered one of the most vulnerable countries in the world in terms of the impacts of climate change. More intense and frequent floods, cyclones and droughts have caused immense loss of life and damage to infrastructure and the economy and put its renowned biodiversity and natural resources under increasing pressure.

Compared to many other countries in the region, Myanmar is currently much less prepared to respond to the challenges of global heating.

Virtual Regional Launch Of Changing Sails: Accelerating Regional Action For Sustainable Oceans In Asia And The Pacific

The ocean and its resources are the lifelines of Asia and the Pacific. While being the resource for some of the region’s key economic sectors, such as seaborne trade, fisheries and tourism, oceans are also the source of well-being, culture and identity for thousands of coastal communities. The conditions of oceans are inextricably linked to the pathways of sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. Various indicators, however, are suggesting that the oceans are becoming more fragile with the pressing impacts of climate change, marine pollution and unsustainable economic practices.