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Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economic Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic

CAMILLA BRUCKNER – DIRECTOR – UNDP NORDIC REPRESENTATION OFFICE

The US city itself represents in many ways the transition to sustainability that the sustainable development goals, the SDG’s as they are known popularly, what to promote. This building was designed by a Danish architectural firm called 3 times n. The US City is one of the most sustainable buildings of it’s kind in Scandinavia today, compared with office buildings of the same size, the US City has been designed to use at least 50 and have the right to live a dignified life and with respect for the borders of the planet. At the same time, there is a strong consciousness or evidence that we can only achieve this vision through innovative partnerships and responsible governance. With a coherent holistic development perspective, actions are brought front to reduce fisheries crime, will for the same reason effectively contribute to the achievement of the 2030 agenda and the sustainable development goals. According to FAO, fish and fish products play a crucial role in food security, representing a fundamental part of a healthy diet. Human fish consumption has doubled over the last 5 decades, now constituting a prime source of animal protein for billions of people worldwide. Fisheries and aquaculture also provide livelihoods, especially for coastal communities, contributing some 100 billion US dollars per year to the global economy and provide jobs for some 350 million people, yet this source of livelihood and food is apparelled as the underpinning ecosystem and increasingly being threatened and in cases, even destroyed. Due to pollution and over nutrification, the size of oxygen-depleted zones in the ocean has quadrupled since the 1950’s and the quality of coastal waters continues to deteriorate. A third of today’s fish stocks are exploited beyond sustainable levels. As fish are being harvested at a faster rate than they have been naturally replenished, some fish stocks have even collapsed…

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