SDGs & me: Life below water
The Sustainable Development Goal ‘Life Below Water' (SDG 14) aims to protect and ensure the sustainable use of oceans. This includes reducing marine pollution and ocean acidification, ending overfishing and conserving marine and coastal ecosystems. SDG 14 is strongly related to other SDGs as oceans sustain coastal economies and livelihoods, contribute to food production and function as a carbon sink.
Monitoring SDG 14 within the EU context thus involves looking into trends in the areas of ocean health, marine conservation and sustainable fisheries.
Some of the indicators that monitor SDG 14 Life below water are the following:
Would you like to learn more?
You can find out more about the EU’s progress towards the SDGs with the following:
- The publication Sustainable Development in the European Union - monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context, 2023 edition provides an overview of progress towards the SDGs in the EU;
- the visualisation tool - SDGs & me - to help you explore the situation of your country and compare it to others;
- the visualisation tool - SDG country overview - to compare your country with the EU average;
- and the recording of the webinar on the EU’s progress, held on 25 May.
For more information
- Set of Statistics Explained articles on sustainable development in the EU
- Sustainable development in the European Union — Statistical annex to the EU voluntary review — 2023 edition
- Thematic section on the Sustainable Development Goals
- Database on the Sustainable Development Goals
- Statistics for the European Green Deal
- The European Commission’s SDG Policy Mapping Tool
- United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
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