SDG 14 - Life Below Water
Overall, the EU has achieved steady progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 14) ‘Life below water’. A recent article from Eurostat shows that "marine protected areas have increased and fishing activities in most of EU waters appear to have become more sustainable". The outlook for Ocean health is varied with bathing water quality improving and reductions in pollution due to improvements in waste water treatment and management. Continued use of fossil fuels however means that CO2 levels are still adversely impacting ocean water quality.
Sustainable Progress Index 2022
The conservation of the oceans, seas and marine resources by safeguarding and ensuring their sustainable use is the aim of SDG14. It aims to…