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

Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Arab Region

INFOSAMAK 1986 Casablanca Morocco E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment

CSERGE 1991 Norwich UK G j

Centre for the Study of Superdiversity

Babylon Tilburg Netherlands G

Centre for Tourism in Islands and Coastal Areas

CENTICA Chatham UK G

Centre régional pour l'environnement de l'Asia centrale

1998 Almaty Kazakhstan G

Centres régionaux d'enseignement spécialisé en agriculture

CRESA Dschang Cameroon E

Centro Desarrollo y Pesca Sustenable

CeDePesca Buenos Aires Argentina J

Centro Internacional de Restauración Neurológica

CIREN 1989 Havana Cuba N

Centro Universitario Internacional Europa Latinoamérica de Investigación y Formación en Ciencias Ambientales, Chile

EULA Concepción Chile N

Cetacean Freedom Network

CFN G

Cetacean Society International

CSI 1974 Georgetown CT USA G v

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society

CRM Society 1973 Glasgow UK E v

Charter on Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Concerning the Environment in the Mediterranean Basin

Nicosia charter 1990 T g Treaties, IGOs

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

CIWEM 1895 London UK G jv Institutes

Cheetah Conservation Fund

CCF 1990 Otjiwarongo Namibia G f Funds, Funds

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Children of Conservation

Atlanta GA USA N

China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development

CCICED 1992 Beijing China G

Christensen Fund

TCF 1957 San Francisco CA USA G f Funds, Funds

Church Monuments Society

1979 Okehampton UK N v

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program

CBMP Akureyri Iceland E y International Federations

Circumpolar Conservation Union

CCU 1993 Washington DC USA G

Citizens for a United Earth

CUE 1985 Ionia NY USA G

Citizens' Alliance for Saving the Atmosphere and the Earth

CASA 1988 Osaka Japan G

Civic Life International

2004 Kettering OH USA G

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg South Africa F y International Federations

Clean Up the World

CUW 1993 Darlinghurst Australia F

ClientEarth

London UK F

Climate Alliance

1990 Frankfurt-Main Germany F

Climate and Clean Air Coalition

CCAC 2012 Paris France E y International Federations

Climate change Learning Initiative Mobilizing Action Transforming Environments in Asia Pacific

CLIMATE Asia Pacific 2010 E

Club Delahaye

CD 1966 Abondant France N Clubs

Coalition Clean Baltic

CCB 1990 Uppsala Sweden F y International Federations

Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies

CERES 1989 Boston MA USA G

Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements

CFFA 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators

COLTO 2003 Mount Hawthorn Australia F

Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

CERF 1971 Seattle WA USA G v

Coastal and Marine Union - EUCC

1989 Leiden Netherlands E

Coastal Conservation Network

CCN Costa Mesa CA USA G

Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation

CERF Encinitas CA USA G f Foundations, Human Rights Organizations

Coastal Footprint

G

Coastal Oceans Research and Development - Indian Ocean East Africa

CORDIO East Africa Mombasa Kenya E

Coastal Watershed Institute

CWI Port Angeles WA USA G jj Institutes

Coastal Zone Asia-Pacific Association

CZAPA Bangkok Thailand E Conference Series

Coastwatch Europe

CWE Dublin Ireland G

Collegium Ramazzini

1982 Bologna Italy N

Comissão de Pesca Continental e Aquiculture para América Latina e o Caribe

1976 Santiago Chile E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Commission du Danube

CD 1948 Budapest Hungary E g IGOs

Commission for Environmental Cooperation

CEC 1994 Montréal QC Canada E g IGOs

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCAMLR 1982 Hobart Australia E gy International Federations, IGOs

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