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How sustainable are our seas? | Wellington

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Royal Society Te Apārangi, Aronui Lecture Theatre

11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon

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Is New Zealand managing our oceans effectively enough to meet United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14)? Are we doing enough to provide a healthy marine environment for future generations? What is happening globally?



Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge director, oceanographer Dr Julie Hall explores our relationship and responsibility to South Pacific marine and coastal ecosystems.
Additionally, Aotearoa Youth Leadership delegates Emily Frost, Daniel Davis and Tegan Arnold will report on the recent UN Ocean Conference in New York.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted universally in September 2015 and are a call for action to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.

There are 17 SDGs; these recognise that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs, while also tackling climate change and environmental protection.



SDG14 compel us to minimise our impact on the marine environment and boost our conservation efforts by increasing our scientific knowledge and developing research capacity and transfer technology. This should then improve ocean health and encourage a sustainable use of marine resources.

This event is presented by the United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNA NZ) in partnership with Royal Society Te Apārangi.

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Views expressed at this event may not reflect those of Royal Society Te Apārangi.

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