History of world ocean day
The Oceans Institute of Canada came up with the idea of celebrating World Oceans Day in 1992 at the Earth Summit of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). Sixteen years later, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution designating June 8 as World Oceans Day.
A year later, the inauguration was celebrated and the theme was ‘Our Ocean, Our Responsibility’. The idea was proposed to celebrate the relationship between the oceans and human beings and to raise awareness about the important role of oceans in our lives.
According to the UN, World Oceans Day is celebrated to inform people about the impact of human actions on the oceans and to develop a worldwide movement for oceans. A project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans suggests the aggregation and consolidation of the world’s population.
Why we celebrated World Ocean Day?
On 8 June celebrate as world ocean day to highlight the importance of Oceans. Planets cover more than 70% of plants. It is the source of our life, nourishing humanity, and any other life on earth.
According to the United Nation the ocean is our planet’s lungs, and a major source of food and medicine are an important part of biology. The World Ocean Day is celebrated to highlight the importance of water animals and plants they offer numerous animal shelter, so you get the lifesaving oxygen. It is celebrated to create awareness about human actions such as Plastic pollution, waste disposal, oil leaks to save the Ocean.
At least 50% of the planet’s oceans are made up of oxygen, home to most of the Earth’s biodiversity and the main source of protein for more than a billion people worldwide. Oceans are vital to our economy, with an estimated 40 million people employed by 2030 by ocean-based industries.
The purpose of this day to inform the public impact of human actions on the oceans. Develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean and mobilize and unite the world population on a project for the sustainable management for the oceans.
Importance of Oceans
Oceans are the lifeblood of the planet earth in humankind. Oceans hold 97% of our planets water about 30% of carbon dioxide produced by humans is absorbed because of global warming. Oceans Create a good range of marine goods and services that are integral to your health, economy, and climate.
The oceans control temperature and climate by absorbing half the heat reaching the earth from the sun. Huge amounts of greenhouse gas CO2 are absorbed by ocean water and help humans as a solution to the problem of global warming and climate change.
The marine plants that breathe you and all other land also produce half the oxygen. The world’s largest protein source is supplied by the sea. There are 3 billion people who depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihood.
World Ocean day theme 2021
The United Nations has officially declared World Oceans Day in 2008. To celebrate this day, the United Nations has organized different themes every year.
The theme for world ocean day is Live and Livelihoods. This year’s theme is related to the Ocean Science for Sustainable Development initiative in the UN decade starting from 2021 to 2030. Give the importance for ocean for their life source supporting humanity and all other plants and animals on the earth.
Due to this pandemic this year event is held on virtual activities. The event was organised by the Department of Oceanography and the Law of the Sea for the Office of Legal Affairs of the UN. It Collaboration with the non-profit organization Oceanic global presenting partner Blancpain. It will shed light on the wonders of the ocean and the life source of the planets that support humanity and all other life on Earth.
On this day, various thought-leaders, celebrities, entrepreneurs, organizational partners, industry experts talk about biodiversity and the economic opportunities that sustain the ocean.