A Roadmap for Increased Investment in Ocean Science in Marine World Heritage Sites

Published: Wednesday, 23 February 2022 Print Email

Ocean Science Roadmap for UNESCO Marine World Heritage 2021 2030

 

Climate change is altering our planet and the effects are felt from the highest mountains to the deepest part of the ocean. UNESCO's latest report launched in November 2021 reveals that 75% of marine World Heritage sites lack the critical science to deal with the impact. While the world seeks to limit warming to 1.5°C, it is vital to take steps now to protect Earth's most exceptional places.

UNESCO calls upon the international community to drastically step up investment across marine World Heritage sites in an effort to co-design and co-deliver the science we need for the ocean we want.

Developing this roadmap within the framework of the United Nations Ocean Decade is a great opportunity to generate and harness the critical knowledge needed to preserve marine World Heritage sites and their services for future generations.

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This roadmap was jointly developed by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (Marine Programme) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO), in the context of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).

Suggested citation:
UNESCO. 2021. Ocean Science Roadmap for UNESCO Marine World Heritage in the context of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). Paris, France.

Find the full report here!

Originally published by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

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