This year's World Ocean Summit Virtual Week hosted over 5,000 attendees from all over the globe, including ocean experts, policymakers, business leaders, and industry specialists. Conversations centered around how governments, institutions, and businesses can strategize, implement, and accelerate a sustainable

We live on a blue planet. Our oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, contain 90 percent of the planet’s living biomass; produce more oxygen than all the world’s forests and absorb around 30 percent of global carbon dioxide.

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY,  ASTRID AGOSTINI, A SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE FAO .THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE.  In 2015, the international community adopted the

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