VOICES FOR A
HEALTHY OCEAN

SPORTSPEOPLE AND OCEAN COMMUNITIES COMMIT TO USING THEIR PLATFORM FOR A HEALTHY OCEAN

The ocean nurtures unimaginable biodiversity and produces food, jobs, mineral and energy resources needed for life on our planet to survive and thrive. It is also our greatest ally in the fight against climate change.

As sportspeople and ocean communities we are stepping up to use our platforms for good – championing action for the ocean and sharing knowledge with our communities on the role that a healthy ocean plays in our future. Our future has never been more uncertain, and our voices have never been more needed.

90% of the extra heat we have produced has been absorbed by the ocean. It’s a gigantic carbon sink. But it’s heating up, becoming more acidic and is at a tipping point. The connection between the ocean and climate is clear. To have a healthy planet, we must have a healthy ocean.

From source to sea, all water – rivers, lakes, ocean, and coastal seas plays a key role in combatting the impact of climate change while nurturing countless species and habitats. They are all connected, and their continued health and resilience are interlinked.

Acting at scale, we can secure a healthy and productive ocean that contributes to a resilient, nature-positive future. Utilising the power of our voice, individually and collectively, we commit to start conversations, raise awareness, and share stories to:

  • Recognise the key role that science and the ocean-based solutions it informs, play in addressing climate change.
  • Share an integrated vision for all water – from source to sea, all water, rivers, lakes, coastal seas, and the ocean are connected, and climate solutions interlinked. We support healthy and productive water that sustains life both above and below the surface.
  • Recognise the importance of knowledge held by indigenous peoples and coastal communities to ensure our shared needs and interests are addressed for the potential and survival of the ocean.
  • Raise awareness on the need for greater ecosystems protection and importance of ecosystems restoration.
  • Support and share knowledge and solutions that work to meet targets set out within SDG14 – life below water and SDG6 – clean water and sanitation by 2030.

 

SIGNED:
ALEXANDRA RICKHAM SAILOR  |  ANA IVANOVIC TENNIS PLAYER  |  ANDREW CAMPBELL SAILOR  |  ANDY MALONEY  SAILOR  |  ANNA TUKE  NZ SAILGP TEAM OPERATIONS  |  ANNE VAN DER WERELD NZ SAILGP TEAM OPERATIONS  |  ANNIKA ANDRESEN SCUBA DIVER  |  ANTHONY MOSSE  SWIMMER  |  AUSTRALIAN SAILGP TEAM  AYDEN MENZIES AUSTRALIAN SAILGP TEAM OPS  |  BARBARA KENDALL WINDSURFER + VP international Surfing Association  |  BIANCA COOK SAILOR  |  BLAIR TUKE  SAILOR + LIVE OCEAN FOUNDER  |  BRIANNA ORAMS STAND UP PADDLE BOARDER  |  BRONWEN GOLDER OCEAN ADVOCATE  |  BRUCE PILBROW  SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE TRUST  |  CAMERON ROWLANDS  |  CANADA SAILGP TEAM  |  CAROLINE MEYER ROWER  |  CHRIS COLLINS RNZYS HISTORIAN  |  CHRIS HILL SWITZERLAND SAILGP TEAM OPS  |  CJ PEREZ SAILOR  |  COOPER DRESSLER SAILOR  |  CYRILL GUTSCH PARLEY FOR THE OCEANS  |  DEAN STANLEY  Te Whare Mātauranga o Waka Tuaone – YACHTING NEW ZEALAND |  DEE CAFFARI SAILOR  |  ED CROOK RUSSELL MCVEAGH  |  EDWARD POWYS SAILOR  |  ELLA YELICH MUSICIAN  ELIOT MERCERON SAILOR  |  ELIZABETH BEISEL SWIMMER  |  ERICA DAWSON SAILOR  |  FINNIAN HENRY NZ SAILGP TEAM OPERATIONS  |  FLORIS VAN HEES SAILORS FOR SUSTAINABILITY  |  GENEVIEVE MACKY ROWER  |  GUSTAV LEGNAVSKY FREESKIER |  HANNAH MILLS SAILOR  |  HANNAH PRIOR OCEAN ADVOCATE  |  HANS HENKEN SAILOR  |  HARRY BURKHARDT NGATI KURI  |  HEATHER BURLING  |  HELEN CLARK FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND, FORMER UNDP ADMINISTRATOR  |  HOLGER LEHNING SWITZERLAND SAILGP TEAM OPS  |  HOTUROA BARCLAY-KERR TE TOKI VOYAGING TRUST  |  HUGO TAGHOLM SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE  |  IVAR SMITS SAILORS FOR SUSTAINABILITY  |  JACOPO PLAZZI COACH SWITZERLAND SAILGP TEAM  |  JAMES BLAKE Cinematographer  |  JAMES GIBSON BLAKE  |  JASON SAUNDERS SAILOR  | JASON WATERHOUSE SAILOR  |  JENNIFER HALL CANADA SAILGP TEAM OPERATIONS  |  JéRéMY BACHELIN SAILOR  |  JIMMY SPITHILL SAILOR  |  JO ALEH SAILOR  |  JOHN AITCHISON  OTTER FILMS LTD  |  JOHN JOHN FLORENCE SURFER  |  JOSH JUNIOR  SAILOR  |  JULIEn ROLAZ SAILOR  |  JULIETTE DRYSDALE ROWER  |  JUSTIN KOLBECK WILDTYPE  |  KANE WILLIAMSON  CRICKETER  |  KARL BUDGE  NZ SAILGP TEAM OPERATIONS  |  KARL URBAN  ACTOR  |  KATHLEEN SWALLING  OCEAN LAWYER  |  KEVIN SHOEBRIDGE EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND  |  KINLEY FOWLER SAILOR  |  KYLE LANGFORD SAILOR  |  LARA DALLMAN-WEISS SAILOR  |  LAURANE METTRAUX SWITZERLAND SAILGP TEAM OPS  |  LIVE OCEAN RACING TEAM  LIV MACKAY SAILOR  |  LUCY COPELAND SAILOR  |  LUKE MULLER SAILOR  |  MAHE DRYSDALE ROWER  |  MARCUS DANIELL TENNIS PLAYER  |  MARCUS HANSEN SAILOR  |  MARK ORAMS AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY PROFESSOR  |  MARTINE GRAEL SAILOR  |  MELISSA WILSON ATHLETES OF THE WORLD  |  MICHAEL VENUS TENNIS PLAYER  |  MITCHELL LOWE TWITCH STREAMER  |   MOLLY MEECH SAILOR  |  NATALIE FORTIER NZ SAILGP TEAM OPERATIONS  |  NATASHA BRYANT SAILOR  |  NEW ZEALAND GEOGRAPHIC  |  NEW ZEALAND SAILGP TEAM  NIC CAVANAGH SNOW SPORTS NEW ZEALAND  |  NIC SCHULZ OCEAN WISE  |  NINA CURTIS SAILOR  |  LADY PIPPA BLAKE BLAKE + VISUAL ARTIST  |  PETER BURLING SAILOR + LIVE OCEAN FOUNDER  |  REBECCA SCOWN ROWER  |  RICARDO CHRISTIE SURFER  |  RICHARD CLEAVE COPPERCOAT PACIFIC LIMITED  |  RICHARD BRISIUS THE OCEAN RACE  |  RICHARD MASON SAILOR  |  ROMAIN TROUBLé TARA OCEAN FOUNDATION  |  SAILGP LEAGUE  |  SALLY PATERSON LIVE OCEAN FOUNDATION  |  SAM BULLOCK PREDICTWIND  |  SAM CANE RUGBY PLAYER  |  SAMUEL NEWTON SAILOR  |  SARAH ALEXANDER SWITZERLAND SAILGP TEAM OPS  |  SARAH BEABLE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL  |  SARAH-JANE BLAKE ARTIST  |  SCOTT RANDELL NZ SAILGP TEAM OPERATIONS  |  SéBASTIEN SCHNEITER SAILOR  |  SHAUN KIRKHAM ROWER  | SPAIN SAILGP TEAM   STUART BITHELL SAILOR  |  SWITZERLAND SAILGP TEAM  TANGUY CARIOU CEO SWITZERLAND SAILGP TEAM  |  TIANA EPATI BARRISTER  |  TERRY HUTCHINSON SAILOR  |  THERESA ZABELL ECOMAR FOUNDATION  |  TOM ASHLEY CANOE RACING NEW ZEALAND  |  TOM MACKINTOSH ROWER  |  TOMAS MOYA PHOTOGRAPHER SWITZERLAND SAILGP TEAM  TOM SLINGSBY SAILOR  |  TYLER BJORN SAILOR  | USA SAILGP TEAM  |  WES SECHREST RE:WILD  |  WILLIAM TRUBRIDGE FREEDIVER  |  WORLD SAILING  |  YACHTING NEW ZEALAND  YAGO LANGE SAILOR  ZEKI AYAN OMEGA

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