Lisbon Declaration

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    • Recently, all 198 members of the United Nations unanimously adopted the Lisbon Declaration on ocean conservation.

    About Lisbon Declaration

    • Aim: is to follow science-based and innovative actions on an urgent basis. 
    • It sends a strong signal to urgently improve the health, sustainable use and resilience of the ocean.  
    • Need: It was recognised that developing countries, particularly small island developing states and least developed countries, need assistance with capacity building.
    • Participants at the conference also agreed to work on preventing, reducing and controlling marine pollution. It includes:
      • Nutrient pollution
      • Untreated wastewater
      •  Solid waste discharges
      • Hazardous substances
      • Emissions from the maritime sector, including shipping, shipwrecks
      • Anthropogenic underwater noise

    Significance

    • Sustainable ocean-based economies: developing and promoting innovative financing solutions to help create sustainable ocean-based economies as well as expanding nature-based solutions to help conserve and preserve coastal communities.   
    • Restoring harmony with nature through a healthy, productive, sustainable and resilient ocean is critical for our planet, our lives and our future.  

    Source:DTE