New York, 8 June 2022 (TDI): The 8th of June is commemorated as World Oceans Day. It serves as a reminder to the rest of the globe of the importance of the oceans in daily life.
The theme for this year’s World Oceans Day is “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean.” It emphasizes how critical it is for everyone to work together to save our ocean.
The ocean is the greatest ally in our efforts to address the climate crisis, generating 50% of the oxygen we need & absorbing 25% of all carbon dioxide emissions.
— United Nations (@UN) June 8, 2022
UN Decade of Ocean Science
This year is marked by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science and the United Nations Ocean Conference. The oceans are our planet’s lungs, a major source of food and medicine, and an essential component of the ecosystem.
As a result, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, stressed that now is the moment to actualize and accomplish the SDGs. It is also past time to meet the Paris Agreement’s climate change goals.
He emphasized the importance of making concerted efforts to rejuvenate the ocean. He further explained that this necessitates a new equilibrium in our connection with the ocean.
In light of this, the day’s goal is to raise public awareness about the impact of human activities on the oceans.
It seeks to create a global citizen movement for the ocean. It also rallies and unites the world’s people behind a mission to manage the world’s oceans sustainably.
Additionally, the second UN Ocean Conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, at the end of the month. It will bring together world leaders, youth, businesses, and civil society. This will spur action and provide a boost to science-based innovative solutions.
Moreover, these intended solutions are to usher in a new era of global ocean action. Thus, the event, which will be co-hosted by Portugal and Kenya, will serve as a platform for addressing the difficulties that the ocean is currently facing.