The SeaCleaners joins forces with the main players in the defence of the marine environment by supporting the Blue Manifesto, the European plan to save the ocean by 2030, launched at the beginning of the year by the major environmental organisations Seas At Risk, BirdLife Europe, ClientEarth, Oceana, Surfrider Foundation Europe and WWF.
This rescue plan, signed by more than a hundred NGOs, includes concrete actions with specific deadlines to stop the degradation and pollution of the ocean and coastal areas.
These changes will have to take place at sea, but also on land. The NGOs are asking:
- At least 30% of the ocean must be fully – or highly – protected by 2030
- Shift to low-impact fishing
- Securing a pollution-free ocean
- Planning human activities that support the restoration of thriving marine ecosystems
Urgent action is needed and Europe can play a leading role in facing this challenge. Heeding the recommendations presented in the Blue Manifesto will put Europe on the right track to protect and restore the ocean, which is under increasing threat and on which life on Earth depends.
With its European Green Deal*, the European Commission is committed to implementing genuine climate and biodiversity strategies that will steer investment and legislation towards a climate-resilient and ecologically diverse future. With the Blue Manifesto, NGOs call on the European Commission to put the ocean at the heart of these strategies.
You too can join the Blue Manifesto by filling in this form!
For more information :
The Blue Manifesto (PDF)
*The European Green Deal is the European Commission’s vision to make Europe climate-neutral by 2050. It provides actions to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy and stop climate change, halt biodiversity loss and cut pollution. It outlines investments needed and financing tools available and explains how to ensure a just and inclusive transition.