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About SDGsWhat is SDGs?: Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were formally adopted on 25 September 2015 by United Nations General Assembly.

What is each goal of SDGs and our initiatives to achieve the goal?

Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

14.1

By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

14.2

By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans

14.3

Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

14.4

By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics

14.5

By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information

14.6

By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation*

14.7

By 2030, increase the economic benefits to small island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism

14.a

Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries

14.b

Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets

14.c

 Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of “The future we want”
 

 *Taking into account ongoing World Trade Organization negotiations, the Doha Development Agenda and the Hong Kong ministerial mandate.

Reference: https://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/70/1&Lang=E

Hiroshima's initiative for SDGs

SDGs and Business with an Eye on the Future

Hiroshima Prefecture created a booklet compiled and introduced as a collection of leading examples of SDGs business by local companies in Hiroshima. Hiroshima Prefecture aims to promote the SDGs business through these kind of initiatives.

SDGs and Business with an Eye on the Future

Company's initiative

Sasaki Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Seizing business opportunities by building ships in compliance with increasingly strict regulations

Sasaki Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Hiroshima Environment and Health Association

Creating Satoumi with Citizens

Hiroshima Environment and Health Association

Maruei Co., Ltd.

Safe and Reliable Wall Paint Made from Hiroshima’s Oyster Shells

Maruei Co., Ltd.

What is SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal goals that every countries take action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. SDGs are composed of 17 Goals and 169 Targets and the pledge to leave no one behind.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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