Oceans and Seas
oceans cover three quarters of the world’s surface, but we have only
just begun to comprehend the full significance of their ability to sustain
both humans and the natural environment. It is increasingly clear that the
marine environment plays a central role in supporting sustainable
development, especially once we begin to identify the many areas which
interact with the oceans and seas. This complex mix of coastal and marine
interaction calls for a substantial increase in policies, resources and
initiatives in order to better understand and enhance these systems. This paper concentrates
principally on two key areas:
The paper seeks to chart current approaches for sustainably protecting and managing
Briefing paper on Oceans and Seas - PDF format
Briefing paper on Oceans and Seas - Rich text format
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