Goal 14: Life Below Water

Preserving Oceans and Seas

From our beginning, we have relied on our oceans to provide sustenance, water to drink, a mode of transportation, and oxygen for us to breathe. Oceans even influence the weather and climate of every area of our planet. As part of Givv’s efforts to comply with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we ask you to help us preserve and nurture our oceans, seas, and marine resources.

What’s the Goal?

UN’s goal #14 aims to help implement regulations that can help manage overfishing, pollution, and the destruction of the global marine environment.

Why Does it Matter?

The majority of our world’s surface is comprised of ocean water, so the importance of protecting this foundational ecosystem should cause no surprise. As with responsible consumption and production, fostering a sustainable fishing and refinery will require active participation from corporate and government stakeholders.

What Is Happening to Our Oceans?

Because of overfishing, human population growth, pollution, and ocean acidification (a change in the ocean’s pH), coastal waters and marine ecosystems are becoming endangered. If we don’t address these problems, we may not be able to rely on oceans to provide for our future.

Can We Achieve This Goal?

Yes, first by creating regulations and working together to understand the problems that our current habits are causing. Secondly, by educating everyone on how to work with our marine environments properly, we will eventually reverse the adverse effects and consequences of our current actions.

What Can I Do to Help?

Currently, there is a $2.5 trillion funding gap for the SDGs. Through Givv’s innovative app, you can use your computer’s idle time and processing power to run computational tasks such as mining to produce money. This money is then donated to the organization or project that you choose to support.

Goal 14 Facts & Figures


The percent of living space our oceans represent by volume

$3 trillion per year

The market value of marine and coastal resources and industries (5% of global GDP)

3 billion

The number of people who rely on marine biodiversity for their subsistence

Goal 14 Targets

  • By 2030, significantly reduce or eliminate all marine and coastal pollution by creating regulations and by educating the public on the importance of marine ecosystems.
  • By 2030, minimize or end ocean acidification using scientific collaboration on all levels.
  • By 2030, eliminate unauthorized, unreported, and unregulated fishing globally by making it illegal to issue subsidies.
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