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‘Let’s all become the champions the ocean needs’ – EL chief Guterres

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. ” 

Cabo Verde’s development projects supported by the United Nations are helping to transform the agricultural sector of Santo Antão, the westernmost island of the country.
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.    

‘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.    

Racing for the ocean 

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.    

From ‘super year’ to ‘super action’ 

According to UN estimates, simply by 2050, there could be more plastic in the sea than fish .   The Secretary-General was speaking from the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo, in São Vicente, a state-of-the-art facility that will hosts large marine technological equipment such as deep-sea robots, as well as electronics workshops, plus cutting-edge laboratories.     UN Photo/Mark Garten Upon Friday night, the country grew to become the first ever West African nation in the competition’s background to host a stopover.   “You have all of us at Ocean Race inside your crew, ” he mentioned. “We are ocean individuals; we care for the sea, and we are passionately performing our best. ”  For that UN chief, the world needs urgent action in four fundamental ways: sustainable maritime industries; delivering massive assistance for developing countries; successful the race against a changing climate; and, lastly, deploying science, technology and innovation on an unprecedented level.     Turning to the particular finance sector, Mr. Guterres said that “developing countries are victims of a morally broke global financial system, designed by rich countries to benefit rich countries. ”    For the last 4 decades, as ocean health activist Danni Washington observed today at the Summit, sailors would see these island destinations on the distance, or race through the middle of them. Sometimes they were even rescued by Cabo Verdeans, but the race had never made a stop in the archipelago.   “Some have called 2022 the ocean’s ‘super year. ’ But the competition is far from over. We need to make 2023 a year of “super action, ” so we can end the sea emergency once and for all, ” noted Mr. Guterres.   “Meanwhile, toxic chemical substances and millions of tons of plastic-type waste are flooding directly into coastal ecosystems – eliminating or injuring fish, sea turtles, seabirds and ocean mammals, making their way into the food chain and ultimately being consumed by us, ” Mr. Guterres stated.   “And by functioning as one, it’s a race we can win . Let’s all become the champions the ocean requirements. Let’s end the sea emergency and preserve this precious blue gift for our children and grandchildren, ” urged the UN main.     Moreover, he or she said, it’s “also inspiring” to know that every boat is carrying special equipment to collect scientific data to help guarantee a healthy ocean for the future.  

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