Dear <<First Name>>
December is a month of stock taking. What have we achieved this year? Did we meet our objectives? What do we want to change in 2020 for the better?
We are proud to have achieved a higher level of activity and reach than in any previous year. We implemented a larger number of activities ourselves and with partners, we increased outreach with emphasis on ocean literacy of young people, contributed to academic exchange and engaged in testing capacity building with women and men in the small-scale fisheries through supporting their academy. Where results could be attributed more directly to our activities, such as with the SSF academy, they encourage us to continue and step up the efforts. Find out more on our website in five languages:
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Are we satisfied? Yes and no. As more people are affected directly by overfishing, the effects of climate change and pollution, our sense of urgency is heightened. Collectively, we need to make more and faster progress towards waste reduction, living better with one another and within the boundaries of the blue planet. What does this tell us about next steps?
Together, we can do more than reducing the use of plastic bags and cups! The changes needed in the way we produce and consume food from the ocean, sustain its climate stabilising function, save energy and materials where they are wasted - but also provide more and better where they are lacking - touch deeply onto questions of justice and cooperation. More cooperation is a voucher to greater impact and success. We will therefore step up our own efforts in teaming up with others.
How to translate a general direction into the work plan for the next year or two? We will be in listening mode and hear your advice and suggestions. We'll shortly invite you to a survey to answer a few questions as to where you see us going and – why not – to join the travel or support it in other ways.