GOAL 14: Life Below Water -Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
THE FACTS:The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits for trade and transportation.
In realization of the devastating effects of conflicts arising from mismanagement of natural resources, WANEP through its West Africa Peacebuilding Institute (WAPI) trains relevant stakeholders and peacebuilders from across the region on natural resource management. WANEP reiterates and affirms that only a careful management of this essential global resource can lead to sustainable future.