In December, Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) met COP15 to determine the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). The GBF is a roadmap to guide action to halt biodiversity loss by 2030 and achieve recovery by 2050.

The ocean is the largest living space on Earth and our best ally to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss. We need to step up action and ambition for the effective protection of marine life. As daily users of our oceans, it is vital for shipping to be part of the solution, not the problem.

This is a key moment for maintaining and restoring ocean biodiversity, enabling the oceans upon which we rely to continue providing vital ecosystem services to nature and people worldwide.

SSI is proud to be one of the 86 organisations, alongside SSI members Maersk and WWF and under the coordination of the Ocean & Climate Platform, calling for action through the “No Paris Without Montreal” declaration. The declaration is built around 12 key recommendations, and it calls on Parties to the CBD to establish an ambitious policy framework that supports the Paris Agreement and enables the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

COP15 resulted in the adoption of a target to protect at least 30% of the world’s terrestrial and inland water, as well as 30% of coastal and marine areas by 2030.