Accelerating Ocean-Based Solutions Can Help with COVID-19 Recovery

The world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic this year as 2020 kicks off the UN Global Compact’s reaffirmation of our global commitment towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

The UN Global Compact firmly believes accelerating ocean-based solutions can play a key role in recovering better and delivering on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It recently released the Ocean Stewardship 2030 report providing a roadmap for how ocean-related industries and policymakers can jointly secure a healthy and productive ocean by 2030.

The report builds upon the 5 Tipping Points for a Healthy and Productive Ocean. For each tipping point, the ongoing governance and frameworks are outlined, recommendations are put forward, and two critical ambitions are suggested. It also builds upon the Sustainable Ocean Principles, providing a framework for responsible business practices across sectors and geographies, as well as build upon and supplement the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

ME&A, a participant in the UN Global Compact since August 2018, is proud to commit to high standards and even higher goals in principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.