MAPS supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals
And we can do this now.
MAPS, the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary, declares the Arctic Ocean north of the Arctic Circle an international peace park, free from exploitation of all kinds, in perpetuity. It prohibits all activities harmful to the health of the vulnerable Arctic Ocean ecosystem and its sea ice.
MAPS not only:
- Protects the fragile Arctic Ocean ecosystem, which has been a peace park for thousands of years by its very nature
- Safeguards remaining sea ice from damage by exploitation, helping to keep the planet cool
- Helps prevent natural disasters such as forest fires, floods and droughts
- Compels a global shift away from fossil fuels to sustainable energy
- Unites world leaders in the commitment to value long-term collective good over short-term individual gain
- Declares our global commitment to sustainable energies and our cessation of the use of fossil fuels by saying “no” to offshore Arctic oil and gas
- Unites world leaders in agreement to no longer put short-term gain ahead of long-term consequence
Extreme weather connected with the loss of polar ice is causing crop failures and food shortages. MAPS helps stabilize global weather and preserve everyone’s access to the basic necessities of life, preventing a key source of conflict.
By taking Arctic oil off the table for good, MAPS compels a global shift to renewable energies, changing the game for our world.
MAPS is by far the largest marine conservation area in history: the entire Arctic Ocean north of the Arctic Circle. This is urgently needed if the UN is to meet its target to protect 10% of the world’s oceans by 2020. MAPS also helps stop climate change, mitigating sea level rise, and protecting ecosystems all over the world from disastrous weather.
MAPS compels an end to territorial disputes within the Arctic Ocean and promotes global peace and stability. Educating the public about the need for MAPS means touching hearts and inspiring minds with the power of peace and compassion.
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