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

The imperative to mainstream biodiversity conservation into economic decision making at all levels and in all sectors of society is undeniable, particularly now that the connections between nature and human wellbeing are becoming more obvious.
Rewilding can be defined as restoration to promote self-regulating complex ecosystems through restoring non-human ecological factors and processes while reducing human control and pressures. Key reasons for a focus on rewilding are its reliance on mechanisms of long-term effectiveness, high upscaling potential, and enhancement of resilience.
Caring for lands and waters must become the new bottom line not only for communities and countries but also for businesses and corporations. Investing in the protection and restoration of nature and in equitable outcomes is the most important thing we can do to secure our future. The ten paths outlined here will help us to become responsible and loving caretakers of Earth and each other.
Restoring forest cover can help tackle climate change, so maps of opportunities were created to deploy this natural climate solution.
Elsevier,

One Earth, Volume 3, 18 December 2020

Earth’s ecosystems, upon which all life depends, are in a severe state of degradation. The upcoming UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration aims to “prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean.” These Voices articulate why and what action is urgently needed.
This article supports SDGs 2, 12 and 14 by exploring a transdisciplinary approach and plausible trajectories for China's projected production, consumption and trade of seafood to 2030.
This article supports SDGs 2, 12, and 14 by synthesizing life cycle assessments and impact mapping methodologies, giving guidance for mapping the environmental pressures associated with food production systems.
Elsevier,

Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Volume 2, September 2020, 100026

This journal article advances SDG 6 by proposing a dataset known as AquaTrash which is based on TACO data set and applying a proposed state-of-the-art deep learning-based object detection model known as AquaVision over AquaTrash dataset.
Elsevier,

 

One Earth,
Volume 2, Issue 6,
2020,
Pages 506-509

In this Commentary, we outline how rewilding could reduce the negative effects of climate extremes on biodiversity mainly by protecting and creating microhabitats.
The purpose of this Perspective is to highlight the need to (1) provide a conceptual and simultaneously operational ocean-health framework that integrates the links between ocean and human health and (2) address potential solutions and obstacles to sustain and restore a healthy and productive ocean for future generations through advancing approaches for a broad transdisciplinary integration of marine sciences.

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