The primary objective of this programme is to provide information and knowledge to aid countries to achieve their 30% by 2030 targets.
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) protect and restore biodiversity, support food security, and sustainable development, and many are established to support fisheries. As the world moves to protect at least 30% of the ocean as part of new international agreements, it is important that these MPAs simultaneously protect biodiversity, improve food security, and maintain both of these benefits under the background of global change including climate change.
This programme is timely that 2022 is the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture. The strategy would be within the theme of “Ocean Science for Sustainable Development” to make the best science available in its widest sense, including social and economic, to aid societies around the world restore and protect biodiversity to ensure food security in the context of climate change.
Start Date: 01/03/2023
End Date: 31/12/2030
Contact point: Mark Costello – firstname.lastname@example.org