How we address the challenges to ocean health will ultimately define our pathway for survival on this blue planet. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 is an opportunity to harness and scale the solutions needed for the restoration of our oceans. In many coastal geographies, restoration of coral ecosystems like coral reefs and mangroves will deliver resilience through food security and livelihoods as well as blue carbon benefits. In order to support the potential for mitigation and adaptation of our Oceans towards the Paris Commitments, its crucial to have the Ocean included and recognized in countries national determined contributions. It is imperative that coastal ecosystems which support the oceans productive sectors, such as small-scale fisheries are valued through restorative efforts.
The session will highlight bright spots from national and local levels to enhance action during the decade towards restoration to achieving our global goals for conservation, climate change and sustainable development.
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