UN Ocean Conference Aims for Paris Climate-Like Accord for Ocean Health

The first ever UN Ocean Conference came to a close on 9 June with a “Call For Action”, where over 1,300 voluntary commitments were made to support ocean health, and aspirations for a new convention to protect biodiversity in roughly half of our planet which lies beyond national jurisdictions.,, Considered to be the largest gathering for the oceans ever convened, the Ocean Conference that took place at the UN headquarters in New York was designed to boost support for Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14), which lays out ambitious targets to conserve and sustainably use marine resources. Heralded by Sir Richard Branson and Leonardo DiCaprio,,, click here to read the story  13:22