It’s time to make history for ocean protection.
After a two year delay due to the pandemic, world leaders are meeting in NYC at this very moment at the 4th United Nations Intergovernmental Conference (IGC4) to negotiate a Global Ocean Treaty. We can’t settle for anything less than groundbreaking — a treaty to protect at least 30% of the open oceans as sanctuaries by 2030.
Our dying oceans can’t wait. From industrial fishing to habitat destruction, time is running out. The science is clear: to save marine life, ensure livelihoods and tackle the climate crisis, we need to establish a network of sanctuaries to protect at least a third of our global oceans by 2030. That’s the minimum amount of protection required this decade that would allow our oceans to properly recover!
That’s why over the past two years we haven’t let up the pressure — building momentum and people power to make sure the United Nations cannot ignore the force of our 5 million strong movement to protect the ocean. In the US alone, we just delivered more than 135,000 signatures to the State Department to demand the Biden administration support a strong Global Ocean Treaty.
Ellensue, millions of activists, like you, made this possible. But we aren’t slowing down yet, we need to ramp up the pressure on Twitter in real time — to make sure the Biden admin can’t hide behind closed-door UN negotiations.
A strong Global Ocean Treaty will be a crucial step towards covering international waters in a network of ocean sanctuaries – areas off-limits to destructive human activities like industrial fishing and the emerging threat of deep sea mining. We can’t stop fighting now!
Let’s get #ProtectTheOceans trending as world leaders meet right now in NYC.
Will you amplify our global movement of ocean activists by tweeting at our UN delegate to make our voices heard? Act now to negotiate a strong Global Ocean Treaty!
Thank you for taking action,
Arlo Hemphill, Senior Oceans Campaigner
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