The Source to Sea Approach: Ocean Literacy as a powerful tool to address climate crisis and promote sustainable blue businesses while encouraging cross-sectoral partnerships bridging SDG 6 and SDG 14.

23 Mar 2023 @ 8:00am - 10:00am, United Nations Headquarters Visitor Check-in Office, 1st Avenue, New York, NY, USA

Ana Vitoria Tereza de Magalhaes

Ana Vitoria Tereza

10 Mar 2023

Thursday, March 23, 8am, ROOM B.

Co-Hosts: Acqua Mater and OceanPact Marine Services, both signatories of the UN Global Compact.


This initiative will take place in the context of Ocean Literacy With All (OLWA) officially endorsed UN Ocean Decade Programme.

The event will be divided in 3 Panels:

1. Ocean Literacy Mobilizing Corporate Action

This panel will explore how Ocean Literacy plays a pivotal role for the success of the UN Ocean Decade and when its goals meet those from the UN Water Action Decade. The partnership with the Private and the Financial Sectors are fundamental to promote sustainable blue businesses while raising awareness and promoting behavioral change that will benefit fresh and salty waters.


2. Brazilian case-studies on Public-Private partnerships for Water and Ocean Sustainability

We will showcase two inspiring and relevant initiatives from BRK Ambiental and OceanPact that highlight the importance of sustainable investments and public-private partnerships to succeed in business while scaling positive impacts for the benefit of the society, the planet and all its waters. Both companies also promote Water-Ocean Literacy.


3. New Pathways to bridge SDG 6 and SDG 14 In a world in constant change, we must be inspired by water to adapt to new needs.

How can formal and informal education lead transformative change in benefit of all the waters? Which cross-sectoral projects Academia, NGOs and Social Entrepreneurships are promoting to foster a systemic vision around our aquatic ecosystems, aiming at conservation and at generating new businesses?