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Threat faced by the marine environment into the Asia Pacific region

The Athe Asia Pacific region, consisting of the Indian Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean is home to very rich biodiversity and this marine environment sustains billions of livelihoods and a variety of cultures. But of let, the marine environment of the Asia Pacific region has come under a lot of stress due to the increasing number of environmental claims. Climate change and unsustainable resource management are the two biggest threat factors that have placed a lot of environmental stress on the marine environment of the Asia Pacific region. This threat, factors are factors such as overfishing excessive marine plastic pollution overexploitation of marine resources, which have contributed to the degradation of the marine environment in the Asia Pacific region. Any further degradation could result in an environmental breakdown. And it could have a serious impact on the livelihoods of billions of people who reside in the Asia Pacific region, as well as on the small economies that are a part of the Asia Pacific region. See under the sustainable development goals of the United Nations, we have Goal number 14, which deals with life below water under SDG 14. There are 14 targets that member countries are supposed to achieve to protect our marine environment and the resources that are found below water. According to a recent study conducted by the Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific, which is a UN body. We do not have sufficient data to track the progress of countries towards achieving these 14 targets. According to this study conducted by the UN, body data is available only for two out of these 14 targets and the inability to track the performance of the countries on the other 12 targets could affect our chances of achieving sustainable development Goal number 14, which is life below water. The Asia Pacific region has already emerged as the world's largest producer of fish. This is a direct result of overfishing, and it has had a direct impact on the well being of marine organisms. And since Asia Pacific economies are fast-growing economies, because of a lot of pollution, which directly affects the marine environment of the Asia Pacific region. According to data provided by the Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific region, plastic pollution is extremely high. Because the Asia Pacific region alone accounts for nearly 50% of the global production of plastic. A large part of this plastic which is produced in this region is consumed within the region as well, and the subsequent plastic pollution caused by it, including microplastics, are bringing into the marine environment of the Asia Pacific, causing severe ecological damage to its biodiversity, such a large volume of plastic is produced in the region. It leads to a lot of co2 emissions and carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas it further types of climate change and global warming. The excess co2 that is present in the atmosphere gets absorbed by the oceans, and it further accelerates climate change, because with carbon dioxide is absorbed by the oceans in large quantities, it results in the formation of carbonic acid, leading to the acidification of Oceans directly affects the well being of marine organisms, especially coral reefs. And it also disrupts the natural cycles that are in operation in the body of the environment, as a result of climate change and unsustainable resource management, environmental degradation in the Asia Pacific region has accelerated at the cost of this is being bought by the small states that are the Pacific island states that upon this. The littoral states of the Asia Pacific region are heavily dependent on the marine economy. And as a result, maritime connectivity has acquired a lot of significance in this region, and excessive reliance on maritime connectivity also increases marine pollution costs for the shipping industry. So all these environmental factors are degrading the marine environment of the Asia Pacific, and it is posing a grave threat to billions of lives and livelihoods in the region. This admirable degradation has to be prevented and if the marine environment has to be restored. Then there is an urgent need for countries present in the Asia Pacific region to cooperate with each other and share environment-related data with each other at this called spawn trans boundary ocean management because the fate of all the Asia Pacific countries is tied to a common destiny and they are together in this challenge. So if they have to overcome this common problem. They need a common solution. And for working out such a  cross-boundaryYou need to cross-boundary cooperation and transport and data sharing. One such initiative has already been taken by the Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific region, and it is known as the ocean accounts partnership to this platform, the human body has been promoting the exchange of data. And it has been promoting the member countries to engage in dialogue with each other to evolve a common solution. But however, we need to remember that such platforms will only help in working out an international agreement, but it will give results, only when it is translated into National Action Plans, by the respective countries.

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