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Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development


  • View the official blog from The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTL) at the University of Saskatchewan. This post helps instructors to identify ways in which they can infuse Goal 14 Life Below Water into their own courses. It provides learning outcomes, ways to reflect, share & act and curricular connections and questions for students related to Goal 14.  

Case Studies

  • Visitez le site Web Urban Sustainability Exchange (USE), où l’on propose des études de cas spécifiques à chaque objectif de développement durable. Ces études fournissent des informations sur les programmes, les projets et les politiques mis en œuvre dans les villes du monde entier pour atteindre les objectifs de développement durable.    


  • View this infographic on SDG 14 by the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs(UNDESA). This infographic illustrates an overview of life below water, targets and indicators and progress reports. UNDESA acts as the Secretariat for the SDGs, providing substantive support and capacity-building for the goals and their related thematic issues, including water, energy, climate, oceans, urbanization, transport, science and technology, the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), partnerships and Small Island Developing States.

Lesson Plan

  • SDG 14: Life Below Water - The Business Solutions for Ocean Conservation lesson is from the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. This lesson delves into the critical state of marine resources and explores business solutions aimed at conserving the oceans and sustaining marine life.
  • The following links will take you to a PDF with the direct link to multimedia educational resources, pedagogical resources and ideas for classroom activities and lesson plans for infusing SDG 14. View the PDF document here.  

Video Library

  • View the SDG Academy Library is a video library which consists of a vast collection of videos in the form of lectures. There is a series of lectures on different themes by Professors from around the world. Videos related to many different themes and issues under each sustainable development goal can be found in this library.  


  • View the World's Largest Lesson website which has many creative tools and resources for educators to promote learning about Sustainable Development goals. There are a variety of resources on the website that can be used to teach each SDG such as lesson plans, guides, videos, books, comics, games, quizzes, and many other resources. The resources are available in many different languages.
  • View the website Springer Nature to access a collection of different resources related to SDG 14. There are interviews, books, journal chapters and articles, blogs, collections and special issues related to SDG 14.  
  • View the Makematic website with animated and live-action videos that focus on global learning for teachers and students. The website has 68 animated and live-action films dedicated to Sustainable Development Goals. There are videos exploring each SDG.  
  • One World Centre- This website provides a list of different resources on Teaching and Learning for SDG 14- Life Below Water. Learning objectives, teaching methods, topics, lesson plans, articles, mind maps and other resources are available on the website.  
  • View the SDG Tracker website to access data related to the progress of Goal 14, its related targets, and indicators. It is a free, open-access resource that tracks global progress toward the SDGs.