Overconsumption of protein has been identified as major contributor behind eutrophication


The high-level United Nations Ocean Conference in New York starts today. SDSN Northern Europe is on site with our Oceans Solutions Report to contribute to the global cooperation and protection our oceans so desperately need.

Together with our colleagues at the Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment, SIME, we continue to focus on oceans and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment will make several contributions to the high-level United Nations ocean conference.

Read more about SIME participation in The Ocean Conference of the United Nations in New York >>

How do our food habits affect our oceans?

Food is essential. But in the western world we eat too much. In particular, we eat too much meat and protein, which contain nutrients that cause eutrophication. The more we eat, the more nutrients go into the ocean via agriculture and sewage. To change our food habits, we need to act!

1. Politicians must have the courage to take brave decisions.
2. Supermarket can make it easier to make better choices
3. Celebrity chefs can promote sustainable diets

Watch SIME´s film Many can do more to save the ocean below.

About The Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment

The Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment, SIME, is a national centre based on collaboration between five universities: University of Gothenburg, Linneaus University, Stockholm University, Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, with a coordinating secretariat in Gothenburg. The institute has an assignment from the Swedish government to give a broad picture of the current environmental state of Swedish marine waters.

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