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 Type III

Stockholm Environment Institute

SEI 1989 Stockholm Sweden E j Institutes

Stop LFAS Worldwide

Santa Clara CA USA G

Sub Ocean Safety

1994 Lacombe LA USA N

Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission

SRFC 1985 Dakar Senegal E g IGOs

SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG

SUBMARINER Network Berlin Germany F

Supplementary Arrangements for the Regulation of Antarctic Pelagic Whaling

1962 T g Treaties, IGOs

Support International

Si London UK N Humanitarian Organizations

Sustainability Challenge Foundation

SCF 1994 Tilburg Netherlands G f Foundations

Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry for International Environmental Rehabilitation

SAFIER Maasmechelen Belgium N

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

SAC 2009 San Francisco CA USA J y International Federations

Sustainable Europe Research Institute

SERI 1999 Vienna Austria G j Institutes

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

2006 Honolulu HI USA E

Sustainable Ocean Alliance

SOA 2015 G

Sustainable Project Management- Public-Private Partnerships for the Urban Environment

SPM 1994 Rougemont Switzerland F

Sustainable Shipping Initiative

SSI 2010 London UK F

SYFIA International

Montpellier France F

SYLVA-WORLD for Development and the Protection of Forests and the Environment

1996 Casablanca Morocco G

Synchronicity Earth

London UK G

Tahoe-Baikal Institute

TBI 1991 Lake Tahoe CA USA N j Institutes

Tchad Agir Pour l'Environnement

TCHAPE Lausanne Switzerland G

Teach A Man To Fish

2006 London UK G

Technical Cooperation Network on National Parks, Other Protected Areas and Wildlife in Latin America and the Caribbean

1983 Santiago Chile E g IGOs

Techno-Ocean Network

TON 2000 Kobe Japan G

Temporary Agreement for the Regulation of the Fisheries in Waters Contiguous to the Northern Coasts of the Territory of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

1930 T g Treaties, IGOs

Termite Society

2017 Barishal Bangladesh J

Terralingua - Unity in Biocultural Diversity

Terralingua 1996 Salt Spring Island BC Canada F

Terre et Humanisme

T and H 1994 Lablachère France G

Tethys Research Institute

1986 Milan Italy G j Institutes

Tetworld Center for Peace, Earth Observatory and Global Gaming Complex

San Ysidro CA USA N

The Access Initiative

TAI 1999 Washington DC USA F

The Conservation Foundation, UK

1982 London UK G f Foundations

The Coral Reef Alliance

CORAL 1994 San Francisco CA USA G

The Long Run

2009 London UK J

The Marine Ingredients Organisation

IFFO 1959 London UK D

The Mediterranean Science Commission

CIESM 1910 Monaco Monaco D g IGOs

The Nature Conservancy

TNC 1951 Arlington VA USA G

The Ocean Cleanup

2013 Delft Netherlands G

The Ocean Foundation

TOF 2003 Washington DC USA G f Foundations

The Peregrine Fund

1970 Boise ID USA N f Funds, Funds

The Pond: Philosophy Of Science Around the Mediterranean

POND 2016 F

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

Thin Green Line Foundation

2007 Richmond Australia G f Foundations

Third Millennium Foundation

3MF 1987 Paciano Italy F f Foundations

Third World Institute, Montevideo

1989 Montevideo Uruguay G j Institutes

Tibet Justice Center

1989 Oakland CA USA E v Human Rights Organizations

Tides

1976 San Francisco CA USA G f Foundations

Tilapia International Foundation

TIF 1952 Utrecht Netherlands F f Foundations

Timor Aid

1998 Dili Timor-Leste G Humanitarian Organizations

Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 Relating to the Torremolinos International Convention for the SAfety of Fishing Vessels

SFV PROT 1993 1993 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

Toxicology Forum

TF Reston VA USA N

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