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U.N. To adopt sustainable development goals

 The U.N. is adopting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New York. These 17 aspirational goals and their supporting targets intend to guide global efforts on alleviating poverty and promoting sustainable development from 2015 to 2030.The World Ocean Council (WOC) briefing report on the SDGs analyses their ocean industry implications and opportunities. The WOC has been the only multi-sectoral ocean business organization consistently participating in, monitoring and reporting on the SDG process for the ocean business community.Ocean industries will be able to receive an insider briefing on the SDGs at the WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS), Singapore, 9-11 November, 2015), at the Ocean Policy and Governance session, where the WOC report will be made available.The WOC and its efforts on ocean sustainable development are featured in “Scaling Up Sustainability Collaboration: Contributions of Business Associations and Sector Initiatives To Sustainable Development”, recently published by the U.N. Global Compact and International Chamber of Commerce.One of the SDGs - the “Ocean SDG” – sets out the aim to “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”.Specific targets for the Ocean SDG address: reducing marine pollution, sustainably managing and protecting marine and coastal ecosystems, minimizing and addressing ocean acidification, restoring ...

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