Policy Briefs

Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal 14 on the ocean

This policy brief explains the role of Sustainable Development Goal 14 on the Ocean and points to the related major initiatives of the United Nations through a short interview with Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. It sets out the relevance of indicators for monitoring the SDG 14 agenda, illustrates progress in this area globally and nationally in France and South Africa, goes over certain coordination challenges and highlights future areas of research.

Laura Recuero VirtoResearch coordinator
Ocean University Initiative
University of Brest (UBO)
i3-CRG, Ecole Polytechnique
Anne-France DidierSpecial Adviser for Regional and Local Governance
Co-ordinator for SDG14
French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition
Kumi KitamoriHead of Division
Green Growth & Global Relations
Environment Directorate
OECD

Date of publication: November 2018

ISSN: 2647-2201

Questions about Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

The problem of MPAs is not the lack of knowledge about the marine environment, but managing of people, that is, managing the different uses in these areas. Thus, it is much easier to identify MPAs than to manage them effectively, not only in waters under national jurisdiction, but even more so in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Another problem is not enough collegial and transparent scientific committees to ensure good scientific governance of MPAs.

Laura Recuero VirtoResearch coordinator
Ocean University Initiative
University of Brest (UBO)
i3-CRG, Ecole Polytechnique
Modou ThiawCoordinator, Fisheries Ecology Laboratory in West Africa (LEH-AO) (ISRA/CRODT and Universities of UCAD, UGB, UASZ)
Dakar-Thiaroye Oceanographic Research Center (ISRA/CRODT)

Date of publication: November 2018

ISSN: 2647-2201

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