Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

Life Below Water


The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits for trade and transportation.

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. However, at the current time, there is a continuous deterioration of coastal waters owing to pollution and ocean acidification is having an adversarial effect on the functioning of ecosystems and biodiversity. This is also negatively impacting small scale fisheries.

Marine protected areas need to be effectively managed and well-resourced and regulations need to be put in place to reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

1963 Trinity UK G f

Earth and Space Foundation

1994 Cambridge UK N f

Earth Association for Regression Therapy

EARTh 2006 Kessel-Eik Netherlands D

Earth Champions Foundation

2000 J f

Earth Charter Initiative

San José Costa Rica F

Earth Child Institute

ECI F j

Earth Commission

2019 Stockholm Sweden E

Earth Council

1989 G

Earth Council Alliance

ECA 1992 Washington DC USA F

Earth Day Network

EDN Washington DC USA F

Earth Economics

1998 Tacoma WA USA G

Earth Federation Movement

EFM 2007 Radford VA USA K

Earth First

1979 G

Earth Foundation International

1990 Santiago Chile N f

Earth Institute at Columbia University

New York NY USA G j

Earth Island Institute

EII 1982 Berkeley CA USA G j

Earth Law Alliance

ELA 2012 J

Earth Law Center

2008 New York NY USA G

Earth League International

2013 Los Angeles CA USA F

Earth Link

2000 Zillmere QLD Australia G

Earth Observing System

EOS Greenbelt MD USA G

Earth Organization

N

Earth Partners Foundation

2009 G f

Earth Repair Foundation

ERF Katoomba NSW Australia N f

Earth Restoration Corps

ERC 1999 Crestone CO USA N

Earth Restoration Service

ERS 2004 London UK G

Earth Rights Institute

ERI 2001 Santa Monica CA USA G j

Earth Security Initiative

ESI London UK G

Earth Share

Bethesda MD USA G

Earth Society Foundation

ESF New York NY USA G f

Earth Train Foundation

2001 Albany CA USA G f

Earth-Friendly Schools Hawaii-International

1992 Volcano HI USA K

Earth5R

J

EarthCare Africa

ECAF Nairobi Kenya G

Earthcorps

1993 Seattle WA USA G

EarthEcho International

2000 Washington DC USA G

Earthjustice

1971 San Francisco CA USA G f

Earthlife Africa

ELA 1988 Dalbridge South Africa G v

Earthmind

2006 Gland Switzerland G

Earthrace Conservation

Whangarei New Zealand F

EarthRights International

ERI 1994 Washington DC USA G

Earthstewards Network

1980 Bainbridge Island WA USA G v

Earthtrust

1976 Kailua HI USA G

EarthVoice

1991 Washington DC USA G

Earthwatch Europe

1985 Oxford UK G

Earthwatch Institute

1972 Boston MA USA F j

East Asian Biosphere Reserve Network

EABRN 1995 Beijing China F

Eastern Africa Environmental Network

EAEN 1990 Nairobi Kenya F

Eastern Atlantic Hydrographic Commission

EAtHC 1984 Monte Carlo Monaco K g

Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality

ECADE 2015 Castries St Lucia D

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