Ce Policy Brief est articulé autour des recherches menées par 3 think tanks (IASS Potsdam, Iddri, et TMG – ThinkTank for Sustainability) et fonde plus spécifiquement ses recommandations sur les travaux réalisés lors d'un atelier organisé en 2016 sur la gouvernance des océans : "Sustainable Development Goals for the Ocean: Turning Commitment into Action".
Résumé [en anglais] :
" [...] 2017 could become a landmark year for efforts to put the world’s oceans on a pathway towards sustainability. Complemented by numerous regional and national initiatives, the UN Ocean Conference in June and the EU-hosted Our Ocean Conference in October are important opportunities for the international community to establish a firm foundation for future action and to agree on tangible measures to reverse the cycle of declining ocean health. While there is no lack in global ambition, the global community should now agree on concrete steps to develop coherent regional and international implementation frameworks for achieving oceans sustainability. To advance these efforts, this policy brief offers three key recommendations:
- Develop a registry of ocean commitments;
- Establish regional partnerships for sustainable oceans;
- Prepare a global thematic review for the oceans."