World Ocean Day 2023
Join UKAHT in celebrating World Ocean Day and help protect at least 30% of our lands, waters and ocean by 2030.
A Global Commitment to 30×30
The historic 30×30 commitments announced at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) were not only a win for our planet but also a massive win for the World Ocean Day community of over 2,000 organizations.
The conference concluded early on Monday in Montreal, Canada, with a landmark agreement to protect 30 per cent of the planet’s lands, coastal areas and inland waters by the end of the decade.
While it was a momentous occasion, and one certainly worth celebrating, it is also essential to keep the momentum going. As such, UKAHT, along with the World Ocean Day network, is committed to continuing to make sure our national leaders follow through on their commitments and ensure that at least 30% of our land, water and ocean is indeed protected by 2030.
Why should we prioritize the 30×30 goal?
Leading scientists worldwide have determined a healthy ocean is a critical part of the solution to the climate and biodiversity crises. By supporting 30×30, we can protect our planet’s life support systems – specifically the interconnected issues of ocean, climate and biodiversity.
Currently, less than 17% of land and 8% of the ocean worldwide is protected. The good news is, due to the efforts of the growing global 30×30 movement, our nations’ leaders made a global commitment to 30×30.
Do it for the penguins (Credit: The Ocean Foundation)
With your help, and by working with a growing network of youth and organisational leaders around the world, we will continue to strengthen the global movement to protect at least 30% of our blue planet by 2030 and safeguard our future.
How to take action
We’re not asking for a lot. All we want is for you to share any thoughts you have on how your country can work towards the 30×30 goal and sign the below petition which will be sent to relative national and world leaders.