Save the seas: African countries appeal funding for oceans at UNEA5 as calls for action grow

Mar 9, 2022

African countries want the international community to raise funding for oceans ahead of the upcoming second United Nations Ocean Conference in June, since water bodies have got the least percentage of both the Official Development Assistance (ODA) and the Green Climate Fund.

This is despite the Sustainable Development Goal number 14 (SDG 14) on conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas, and marine resources being a critical component of human and marine life, a major component of climate, and an important source of livelihood for millions.