Demand ocean protection at the UN now.

Our oceans are dying. They are facing multiple threats, like overfishing, deep sea mining and climate change.

The good news is that there’s an ambitious ocean protection plan on the table at the UN. If successful it could be the biggest ocean conservation effort in history.

Make sure Australia's Minister stands up for ocean protection! Politicians have to care about issues their citizens are passionate about so you have the power to urge them to make your voice heard.

Use our guide below to help you write your email - personalised emails will have the biggest impact!

Send an email now!

Our oceans are dying. They are facing multiple threats, like overfishing, deep sea mining and climate change.

The good news is that there’s an ambitious ocean protection plan on the table at the UN meeting (IGC5) happening right now. If successful it could be the biggest ocean conservation effort in history.

Make sure your Environmental Minister stands up for ocean protection! Politicians have to care about issues their citizens are passionate about so you have the power to urge them to make your voice heard.

Use our guide below to help you write your email - personalised emails will have the biggest impact!

Send an email now!

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Tips for writing an impactful email

 Keep it personal

Outline why it's important to you that the oceans are protected. The more personalised your email, the more impactful it will be. Make sure you include a subject line to grab attention. 

Mention what's at stake

Our oceans sustain all life on earth but they are under threat from destructive industries like industrial fishing, deep-sea mining and plastic pollution. Oceans and marine wildlife need the space to recover free from harmful human activity.

Detail your demands

Ask Minister Tanya Plibersek to ensure that the Australian government sends the responsible minister to attend UN negotiations and push for a strong treaty early in the new year

Scientists have said we need to protect at least 30% of our oceans by 2030 to avoid the worst effects of the climate crisis. A Global Ocean Treaty is how we will achieve this but we must get this over the line as soon as possible. 

  • We need the recently suspended UN negotiations (IGC5) to be reconvened to get the treaty over the line within the first quarter of the new year. Any later and we will struggle to protect 30% by 2030. 
  • We need to ensure the right people are in the room to get this treaty done. Ministers with the mandate to negotiate and finalise the treaty must attend the next negotiations to make the final decisions and secure a strong treaty.

Why we need a Global Ocean Treaty

What is a Global Ocean Treaty? 

It's an international agreement – currently under negotiation by governments at the UN – that would make it possible to properly protect the high seas through a network of ocean sanctuaries. 

What are ocean sanctuaries?

Sanctuaries are similar to national parks, just in the ocean. They are designed to protect ecosystems from human exploitation, which means forbidding industrial fishing, mining, and other destructive human activities.

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