SDG 14 – Life below Water
SDG 14 ’Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development’ focuses on the conservation, management and protection of marine and costal ecosystems and the resilience of coastal communities.
In the updated NDC submissions, 6% of activities addressed Goal 14 compared with 3% in the first NDC submissions. In the first NDCs, countries were prioritising targets '14.2 Protect and restore marine and coastal ecosystems' (43%) and '14.5 Conserve coastal and marine areas' (25%), linking these to 'Coastal management, conservation and rehabilitation' (31%), 'Resilience of the fishery sector' (15%) and 'Mangroves protection' (13%) as key strategies for climate action. In the updated NDCs, countries are prioritising targets '14.2 Protect and restore marine and coastal ecosystems' (41%) and '14.5 Conserve coastal and marine areas' (32%), linking these to 'Coastal management, conservation and rehabilitation' (34%) 'Sustainable fishery management and fishing techniques' (15%) and 'Mangroves protection' (10%) as key strategies for climate action.
Regarding first NDC submissions, activities related to this Goal are prioritising adaptation with 49% of the activities, while 35% focus on mitigation. Meanwhile, for updated NDC submissions 48% prioritise adaptation and 36% mitigation. The share of quantified activities has increased from 23% in the first NDCs to 33% in the updated NDC submissions.
How do countries’ NDC activities connect with SDG 14?
Find out which specific SDG targets and individual climate actions are most important for low-carbon and climate-resilient development.
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Which countries or country groupings are prioritising SDG 14?
Some SDG targets are more prominently addressed by NDC activities than others. Explore how countries or country groupings are prioritising between SDG targets and climate actions.
How do aggregated SDG 14 activities from all countries’ NDCs reflect climate action?
Explore the difference between type of climate action, share of activities with quantified targets, countries with highest number of activities for this SDG, and the most important socio-economic categories for synergies with other SDGs.