SDG Goal 1 - No Poverty SDG Goal 2 - Zero Hunger SDG Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-Being SDG Goal 4 - Quality Education SDG Goal 5 - Gender Equality SDG Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation SDG Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy SDG Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure SDG Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities SDG Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production SDG Goal 13 - Climate Action SDG Goal 14 - Life Below Water SDG Goal 15 - Life on Land SDG Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions SDG Goal 17 Partnership For the Goals
SDG Goal 14 - Life Below Water
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CEN
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CENELEC
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SDG Goal 14 - Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

SDG 14 focuses on 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. Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. 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. Roughly 80 per cent of marine and coastal pollution originates on land – including agricultural run-off, pesticides, plastics and untreated sewage. In the EU marine waters, the most pressing issues are habitat alteration, biodiversity loss, over-exploitation of marine resources and pollution  from both land- and sea-based sources.

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296 STANDARDS ARE HELPING TO MEET SDG 14
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