The following is an article by Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact, posted 8 June 2018.
In many ways, the public’s awareness about the importance of ocean health is where we were 15 years ago with climate change. But with serious action on climate arriving much later than needed, we must give ocean issues the attention — and urgency — they deserve. Like climate, the ocean challenge is not one that can be solved by one sector or industry alone. Saving our ocean, and indeed our planet, will require bold innovation and multi-sectoral partnerships from a critical mass of business, Government and other stakeholders. What the ‘blue economy’ needs now is a sea change.