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Achieving SDG 14: The Role of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea [electronic resource] / Miguel de Serpa Soares.

Author/Creator:
de Serpa Soares, Miguel, author.
Publication:
New York : United Nations, 2017.
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Government document
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1 online resource (4 pages)
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UN Chronicle Vol. 54, no. 2, p. 31-34
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Summary:
Oceans, seas and coastal areas form an integrated and essential component of the Earth's ecosystem and are critical to sustainable development. They cover more than two thirds of the Earth's surface and contain 97 per cent of the planet's water. Oceans contribute to poverty eradication by providing opportunities for sustainable livelihoods and decent work. Over 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal resources as a means of support. In addition, oceans play a crucial role in the achievement of global food security, as well as human health and well-being. They are the primary regulator of the global climate, function as an important sink for greenhouse gases, serve as the host for huge reservoirs of biodiversity and play a major role in producing the oxygen we breathe.
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