The threat that climate change represents for the future of our planet makes it essential for us to act as soon as possible, adopting urgent measures to combat it and eradicate its impact on the ocean, the coast and the marine resources. Only in this way will we be able to build a sustainable world for all.
Protection of the marine areas is essential to help towards the effective and sustainable fishery management and to reduce marine pollution and the acidification of the oceans. The conservation and sustainable exploitation of the oceans and their resources is the responsibility of us all.
In spite of the work carried out in recent years, there are still inequalities in the world in terms of health and well-being. It is essential to continue researching and developing solutions that guarantee a healthy life, hence achieving the highest level of well-being for the whole population.
If the world’s population reaches 9.6 billion people by 2050, as has been predicted, the equivalent of almost three planets will be needed to maintain today’s lifestyle. If we do not want to cause irreversible damage to the environment, it is necessary to work on a sustainable consumption and production model, which includes the efficient use of natural resources and a drastic reduction in food wastage.
Famine and malnutrition are two of the factors that most hamper the sustainable development of the communities where they occur, mainly developing countries. At the other end of the scale excess weight and obesity are starting to become a global epidemic. It is necessary to make changes to the global food system in order to end the trap of a poor diet.