Environmental NGOs launch new rescue plan for Europe to make our ocean healthy by 2030 - Today, 102 environmental organisations (1), led by Seas At Risk, BirdLife Europe, ClientEarth, Oceana, Surfrider Foundation Europe and WWF are launching the “Blue Manifesto” (2). The rescue plan lays out concrete actions which must be delivered by set dates in order to turn the tide on the ever-degraded and polluted ocean and coastlines. 

Despite decades of warnings, all of the indicators on biodiversity, acidification, fish stocks and pollution point to an international state of crisis.

Our future depends on the protection and restoration of our ocean and seas. The ocean produces more than 50% of the oxygen we breathe, is the main food source for more than 3.5 billion people and regulates our climate. We need marine ecosystems to be rich in fauna, flora and genetic biodiversity so that they can perform their natural functions and help us to mitigate the worst effects of climate breakdown.

Overfishing. Pollution. Acidification. Warming. Our precious ocean and the life that calls it home are now more at risk than ever before.  Ocean Week 2020 - seven days of events, discussions and activities in Brussels and beyond - puts the spotlight on the huge threats faced by marine species and habitats while offering real solutions on how to solve them. We need thriving biodiversity in our oceans to support life on earth. 

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