On Monday morning, because the building opened its doorways to the participants of the Summit, it served as a visible manifestation of the bet Cabo Verde is making on boosting the archipelago’s glowing blue economy. The Ocean Race first sail in 1973, taking mariners around the world every three or four yrs. Before handing this to Odara dos Santos Brito, a student from Liceu Jorge Barbosa, in Vem a ser Vicente, Mr. Guterres said he was “very, very grateful” that he could give it to a generation that he trusts to “reverse the errors that we did, rescue the particular oceans, defeat climate alter, rescue the planet and save us all. ” For the UN Secretary-General, the Summit was also an opportunity to sound the alarm: “The sea is life. The ocean is livelihoods. And the sea is in trouble. ” For their part, the Mr. Guterres hailed “the inspiring courage of women and men cruising this grueling six-month competition around the world. ”
‘The ocean is a matter of survival’
These advances included a “historic agreement” in Nairobi to negotiate a globally binding treaty to control plastic pollution , the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, where countries made hundreds of new voluntary commitments and pledges, and the UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, that ended with countries agreeing on a target to shield 30 per cent of land, water, coastal and ocean ecosystems by 2030.