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Global Goals, Ocean Opportunities

Every second breath we take comes from the ocean. Connected to all life on this planet, the ocean is our greatest global common, uniting both people and nations.

How we protect and manage the ocean will determine much of our success towards delivering the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, and businesses that are connected to the ocean have a critical role to play.

As our report for the UN Global Compact Action Platform on Sustainable Ocean Business lays out, the ocean can be the key to achieving the Global Goals. In the next decade, we can:

  • Improve ocean health by preventing pollution and litter from entering the ocean.
  • Map the ocean around the world, pioneering innovative research and discovering new insights.
  • Make healthy food from the ocean available to all.
  • Provide affordable, clean energy to people everywhere.
  • Produce low-emission solutions for global maritime transport, facilitating a cleaner, more efficient provider of trade and growth.
  • Ensure a well-governed ocean through coherent public-private partnerships.
Visit the UN Global Compact website to learn more.

DNV GL has been editor of the Ocean Opportunities report published by the UN Global compact. It explores viable solutions and best pratices for sustainable use and management of the ocean.