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The Union Minister of Earth Sciences is participating in the “2022 UN Ocean Conference” in Lisbon, Portugal.
What is the Ocean Conference 2022?
Co-Hosted by: Governments of Kenya and Portugal
Aim: To propel much-needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.
Theme: Scaling up Ocean Action Based on Science and Innovation for the Implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions.
What is the importance of Oceans?
The oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface, are the planet’s largest biosphere and are home to up to 80% of all life in the world.
It generates 50% of the oxygen human need, absorbs 25% of all carbon dioxide emissions and captures 90% of the additional heat generated from those emissions.
It is not just ‘the lungs of the planet’ but also its largest carbon sink – a vital buffer against the impacts of climate change.
Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water
It was adopted in 2015. It is an integral aspect of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its set of 17 transformative goals.
Goal 14 stresses the need to conserve and sustainably use the world’s oceans, seas and marine resources.
Source: The post is based on the article “Union Minister takes part in the “2022 UN Ocean Conference” in Lisbon” published in PIB on 25th June 2022.