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SDG 14: Global Action for Marine Conservation

Understand the importance of SDG 14 as you discover how global cooperation is crucial in the fight to protect our oceans.

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SDG 14: Global Action for Marine Conservation

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  • 6 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

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  • Introductory level

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Explore the significance of fisheries management and marine protected areas

SDG 14 aims to promote the conservation and sustainable use of the ocean and its resources. This requires global cooperation to protect marine ecosystems from the threats of pollution, overfishing, and climate change.

On this six-week course, you’ll explore the challenges in achieving SDG 14 and potential solutions such as fisheries management and marine protected areas.

You’ll also gain an overview of Taiwan’s ocean laws and policies, with a focus on its efforts to make the country a leader in sustainable ocean governance.

Understand the effects of overfishing

Overfishing has caused widespread damage to fish stocks and marine ecosystems. On the course, you’ll explore how effective fisheries management is instrumental in improving fish stock status.

You’ll also discover the challenges and opportunities in managing multi-species fisheries before exploring science-based marine and coastal management strategies.

Unpack the implications of marine pollution

Next, you’ll examine the issue of marine pollution and its implications for both the environment and human health.

Delving into the various sources of marine pollution, you’ll also explore the policies and strategies that can be used to reduce its impact on ocean ecosystems.

Discover efforts to combat IUU fishing

Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of Taiwan’s ocean laws and policies. You’ll explore the country’s approaches to marine and coastal management and its efforts to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

With this knowledge, you’ll understand how Taiwan’s marine sustainability actions can be applied on a global scale to help achieve SDG 14.

What topics will you cover?

  • Managing fisheries for sustainability
  • Overfishing and ecosystem-based fishery approaches
  • Science based Marine and Coastal Management
  • Marine pollution and its implications
  • Making Taiwan a Sustainable Country — Its Ocean Laws and Policies
  • IUU Fishing, MPA Policy, and Sustainable Development in Ocean Governance.

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The CPD Certification Service
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The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Improve the ability to participate in the national marine affairs and international cooperation in the future.
  • Describe the basic fisheries science
  • Explore marine conservation in international law
  • Reflect how Taiwan develops its laws and policies to achieve marine sustainability
  • Compare the international law regime and Taiwan’s domestic laws in regard to marine conservation
  • Interpret a set of core facts about anthropogenic change to the oceans, including key aspects of chemical pollution, oil spills, plastic pollution, and nutrient inputs.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in environmental conservation, particularly related to marine ecosystems.

It will be beneficial for students and professionals in related disciplines to understand sustainable practices and policies related to marine ecosystems.

Who will you learn with?

Who developed the course?

Taipei Medical University

Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.

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