Publications
Journal article, January 2016

Accelerating achievement of the sustainable development goals

Ilona Kickbusch
Teaching
Academic courses

International Environmental Institutions

James Hollway
Events
21 November, 2017

Action Days for the SDGs – Environment and the Future of Partnerships

Auditorium Jacques Freymond, Geneva
Executive Education
Teaching
Executive education

Environmental Governance – Executive Certificate & Master (ENV)

Executive Education, Valérie d'Hoedt Meyer, Anne Saab and James Hollway
Research
PhD thesis in progress

Operationalizing the Notion of Ecosystem Approach in ‘Global Law’: A Quest for Adaptive Legal Systems in the Age of Planetary Boundaries

Dario Piselli
Publications
Journal article, October 2016

The Sustainable Development Goals and International Environmental Law: Normative Value and Challenges for Implementation

Dario Piselli
Events
9 November, 2017

Action Days for the SDGs – SDGs and Impact Investing

Auditorium Jacques Freymond, Geneva
Executive Education
Publications
Book chapter, April 2017

Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing

Dario Piselli
Teaching
Academic courses

Governance of Environment and Sustainability

Liliana B. Andonova
Events
12 April, 2018

The power of location for environmental monitoring and decision making

Maison de la Paix, Geneva
Centre for International Environmental Studies
Research
PhD thesis in progress

International Law and Consumption-Driven Environmental Harm

Lucy Lu Reimers
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Goal 14 aims to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform highlights that the “increasingly adverse impacts of climate change (including ocean acidification), overfishing and marine pollution are jeopardizing recent gains in protecting portions of the world’s oceans”. Read more about Goal 14

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Target 14.1

By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

Target 14.2

By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans

Target 14.3

Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

Target 14.4

By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics

Target 14.5

By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information

Target 14.6

By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation

Target 14.7

By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism

Target 14.a

Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries

Target 14.b

Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets

Target 14.c

Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want