Clean Ocean Project Ghana, is a Non-profit Humanitarian Group that seeks to preserve the ocean and its ecosystem by achieving the UN SDG Goal number 14.
Oceans, seas and coastal areas form an integrated and essential component of the Earth’s ecosystem and are critical to sustainable development. They cover more than two thirds of the Earth’s surface and contain 97 per cent of the planet’s water. Oceans contribute to poverty eradication by providing opportunities for sustainable livelihoods and decent work. Over 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal resources as a means of support. In addition, oceans play a crucial role in the achievement of global food security, as well as human health and well-being. They are the primary regulator of the global climate, function as an important sink for greenhouse gases, serve as the host for huge reservoirs of biodiversity and play a major role in producing the oxygen we breathe.
Oceans, seas and marine resources are increasingly threatened by human activities, including increased Carbon emissions, climate change, marine pollution, unsustainable extraction of marine resources, and physical alterations and destruction of marine and coastal habitats.
Clean ocean Ghana was therefore established to initiate a holistic and grass-root approach to respond to plastic pollution in our oceans and water bodies, marine pollution, Marine litter, protection of the ecosystems, Conservation of coastal and marine areas thereby implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals number 14.