Building a Resilient Ocean

Building a Resilient Ocean

The Challenge

The ocean faces multiple stressors from climate change, harmful human activities, the overexploitation of marine resources, and other disasters. Impacts to the ocean extend beyond its coastlines and determines the lives of people and economies around the world. Fortunately, healthy marine ecosystems are better able to adapt to and recover from negative impacts. We must identify mechanisms to ensure sustainable and equitable ocean management and appropriate ocean protections to promote the health of both ocean and humans alike.

The Impact Pillar

Promoting sustainable and equitable ocean management to enhance the ocean’s capacity to adapt to and recover from multiple stressors so the ocean can continue to provide for and strengthen the resilience of nations, economies and people

Sustainable Development Goals

Specific targets: SDG 14.5



  • Enable sustainable and integrative ocean use
  • Promote the use of technologies for effective enforcement of marine protected areas
  • Protect and restore coastal ecosystems
  • Strengthen coastal infrastructure resilience
  • Advocate for equity and inclusion across global ocean activities

Other impact pillars