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‘Ocean Stewardship 2030 Report’ Has Been Launched


Presenting the new roadmap for oceans’ health which requires “cross-sectoral, holistic responses”.

Dailycsr.com – 31 May 2020 – On May 30, 2020 the “United Nations Global Compact” has launched the “Ocean Stewardship 2030 report  “Ocean Stewardship 2030 report”, the latter gives a roadmap for industries as well as policymakers who can affect oceans in any way showing them the way towards “healthy and productive ocean by 2030”.
The report sees “transparency, cooperation and good standards” as the agents of “sustainable food production, transport and energy production” which will also contribute towards healthier oceans. In the “Online High-Level Meeting on Sustainable Ocean Business” which is scheduled on June 2, 2020, the same report will be presented. Here are the names of the speakers as mentioned by United Nations Global Compact’s press release:
“Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, Michael Lodge, Secretary General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International, and Rodolphe Saadé Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM”.
We are entering into the “Decade of Action on the Global Goals”, therefore with sustainable decision and effort we can produce a significant amount of “more food” to feed nearly “820 million people” currently facing “food insecurity”. Almost ninety percent of the global goods depend on shifting therefore decarbonising the shipping network could increase “sustainable global trade”. Additionally, offshore green energy is significantly helping to mitigate “global climate change”. While, tackling ocean pollution and waste besides taking guidance from ocean science and going by data sharing could provide “large scale business opportunities”. In the words of the executive director as well as the chief executive of UN Global Compact, Lise Kingo:
“The ocean plays an important role in recovering better from the COVID-19 pandemic and achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As we enter the Decade of Action, this roadmap shows how businesses and Governments can work together to take the necessary actions for our ocean.’’
The report titled “Ocean Stewardship 2030” highlights “five areas critical for success”, presents “two ambitions per area” and provides multiple recommendations for looking into critical public issues while accelerating “ocean-related solutions” through private governing. While the “Special Envoy for the Ocean” of the UN Secretary-General, Peter Thomsonadded:
“True ocean stewardship requires us to care for the ocean's health and the sustainability of its resources. It is about finding the right balance between protection and production.  private sector is increasingly recognizing its responsibility, alongside Governments and civil society, to become committed ocean stewards.’’
The Chief Executive as well as the Chairman of the “Managing Board” at Euronext, Stéphane Boujnah said:
“For investors and listed companies, the roadmap of the Ocean Stewardship 2030 report and the Sustainable Ocean Principles provide the right framework for responsible business practices in the ocean”.
The inputs of more than three hundred stakeholders were taken for the report while it was created in “in collaboration with DNV GL”. In the words of DNV GL’s chief executive officer, Remi Eriksen:
“This report contains clear points of action for Governments and businesses, building on the Sustainable Ocean Principles. It calls for cross-sectoral, holistic responses, and elevates the ambition for industry leadership.’’
For the full report, kindly click on the link given below: