GOAL 14: Life below Water

<p>The world&rsquo;s oceans &ndash; their temperature, chemistry, currents and life &ndash; drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. How we manage this vital resource is essential for humanity as a whole, and to counter balance the effects of climate change. Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. However, today we are seeing 30 percent of the world&rsquo;s fish stocks overexploited, reaching below the level at which they can produce sustainable yields. Oceans also absorb about 30 percent of the carbon dioxide produced by humans, and we are seeing a 26 percent rise in ocean acidification since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Marine pollution, an overwhelming majority of which comes from land-based sources, is reaching alarming levels, with an average of 13,000 pieces of plastic litter to be found on every square kilometre of ocean. The SDGs aim to sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems from pollution, as well as address the impacts of ocean acidification. Enhancing conservation and the sustainable use of ocean-based resources through international law will also help mitigate some of the challenges facing our oceans.</p>

Latest Projects

Regional

The Venice Forum on the Future of Cities/Cities of the Future

Regional

Green Finance Innovation Platform: Derisking Renewable Energy Investments in the Arab Region

Sudan

Big Data for Development – Scaling Out, Up and Deep for Development Impact in Sudan

Somalia

Scaling Future Ready

Lebanon

A human-centred approach to crisis response in Lebanon

Lebanon

Development of Impact Investment Platform LiveLebanon 2.0 with crowdinvesting and blockchain technology: CedarCoin

Sudan

Engaging citizens to measure public service delivery via community radio

Regional

Hacking the Project Cycle for Impact in Arab States & Africa

Multiple Countries

Colour of Innovation

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Measuring SDG Tier III Indicators

Egypt

Africa Impact Investment Summit

Egypt

Behavioural Insights and designing low-cost evaluations to combat violence against women

Egypt

Funding for impact

Egypt

”Internet of Things” Competition to Promote Inclusive Living for Persons with Disabilities

Jordan

Voices of marginalized and at- risk communities to improve interventions targeting social cohesion and the prevention of violent extremism - Jordan

Somalia

Future Ready

Somalia

Social Innovation Camp

Somalia

Open Innovation Challenge

Kuwait

Behavioural Insights Unit

Bahrain

The King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award

Bahrain

Youth Empowerment in Education

Lebanon

Speak Your Mind to Prevent Conflict

Regional

Universities Against Corruption

Egypt

Social Innovation Hub to address the gender gap in Egypt through fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among young women