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

BirdsCaribbean

1988 D

Black and Azov Seas Ports Association

BASPA 1999 Illichivsk Odessa Ukraine E

Black Sea Advisory Council

BlSAC 2015 Varna Bulgaria E

Black Sea Coastal Association

BSCA 1997 Varna Bulgaria G

Black, Caspian Seas and Central Asia Silk Association

BACSA 2005 Vratsa Bulgaria D

Blue Finance

F

Blue Marine Foundation

BLUE 2010 London UK G f

Blue Ventures

G

Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation

Institut Plavi Svijet 1999 Veli Losinj Croatia G j

Bodensee Stiftung

Radolfzell Germany F f

Bonobo Conservation Initiative

BCI Washington DC USA G

Born Free Foundation

1984 Horsham UK G f

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

BGCI 1987 Richmond UK F

Both ENDS

1986 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Bretton Woods Project

1995 London UK G

British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia

BACSA 1976 London UK N

British Institute of International and Comparative Law

BIICL 1958 London UK G jv

Bromine Science and Environmental Forum

BSEF 1997 Brussels Belgium F

Brouhaha International

1990 Liverpool UK N

Built Environment Professions in the Commonwealth

BEPIC 1997 Bristol UK G

Bureau gravimétrique international

BGI 1951 Toulouse France F

Bureau of International Recycling

BIR 1948 Brussels Belgium C

Butterfly Conservation Europe

BCE 2004 Wageningen Netherlands F

CABI

1985 Wallingford UK C g

Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

CSER Cambridge UK N j

Campaign Whale

1980 Lewes UK G

Capacity Development and Linkages for Environmental Assessment in Africa

CLEAA Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam Tanzania UR F y

Captain Planet Foundation

1991 Atlanta GA USA G f

Caretakers of the Environment International

CEI 1986 F

Caribbean Biodiversity Fund

CBF 2012 Nassau Bahamas J f

Caribbean Conservation Association

CCA 1967 D

Caribbean Environment Programme

CEP Kingston Jamaica E g

Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute

CFTDI 1974 Chaguaramas Trinidad-Tobago E gj

Caribbean Fishery Management Council

CFMC 1976 San Juan Puerto Rico F g

Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Management Network

CaMPAM 1997 Marathon FL USA G

Caribbean Recycling Foundation

CRF 1994 Palm City FL USA N f

Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism

CRFM 2003 Belize City Belize F gy

Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity

CARMABI 1955 Willemstad Curaçao G fj

Caribbean Youth Environment Network

CYEN 1992 Bridgetown St Michael Barbados F

CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality

CROSQ 2002 St Michael St Michael Barbados E g

Carpathian Ecoregion Initiative

CERI 1999 Bratislava Slovakia F

Caspian Environment Programme

CEP 1998 Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan E g

Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa

CYNESA 2012 Nairobi Kenya F

Caucasus Environmental NGO Network

CENN 1998 Tbilisi Georgia F

CEDAM International

1967 Croton-on-Hudson NY USA G

CEEweb for Biodiversity

1993 Budapest Hungary F y

Cell Stress Society International

CSSI 1999 Storrs CT USA D

Center for Health and the Global Environment

CHGE 1996 Boston MA USA G

Center for Human Rights and Environment

1999 Palm Beach Gardens FL USA G

Center for International Environmental Law

CIEL 1989 Washington DC USA G

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