From goals of sustainable development to actions of the Decade

  • I.V. Shevchenko State Institution "Scientific Hydrophysical Centre of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine"
Keywords: sustainable development, marine ecosystem, World Ocean, Decade,blue resource


The article studies the issue of sustainable development as the main direction of society development. It analyzes the essence of the "sustainable development" notion and proposes author’s understanding of this notion. It also outlines and characterizes the problems of marine ecosystems in comparison with the main goals of sustainable development. The article considers theoretical issues concerning main provisions of the Decade as a new foundation for strengthening ocean governance. It also proposes priority measures for solving issues in marine ecosystem management aimed at preservation of the blue resource.


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How to Cite
Shevchenko, I. (2021). From goals of sustainable development to actions of the Decade. Oceanographic Journal (Problems, Methods and Facilities for Researches of the World Ocean), (2 (13), 38-46. Retrieved from