26 March 2015
In late January of this year, Sebastian Unger, head of the Ocean Governance research area at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), wrote an article on that organization’s blog about a key UN meeting that was held regarding Sustainable Development Goals; including taking steps to preserve the world’s oceans. Mr. Unger highlights how Germany will use its presidency of the G7 this year to place greater international urgency on the protection of the oceans, and notes that 2015 will be a “pivotal year” towards coming to an international agreement on how to use them sustainably.
Mr. Unger also makes note of the particular emotional importance that this issue carries for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of CCTNE’s esteemed guest authors, who has before stated to the German Bundestag that we must “cherish the oceans.”
Because of the important role the protection of the world’s oceans plays in efforts to combat the effects of climate change, and the particular significance that this issue will have at this year’s upcoming G7 conference, CCTNE has decided to share the original article with its readers. It can be found here on the ISAA’s blog.