United Nations
Submarine Cables, Marine Environment and Sustainable Development
by International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) (Other relevant actor)
The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) will continue to work towards the implementation of SDG 14 by promoting sustainable practices in the submarine cable community and by raising awareness among seabed users and policy makers on the significance of submarine cables in sustainable socio-economic development and on the importance and practical implications of the provisions of UNCLOS on submarine cables and on the protection and preservation of the marine environment.
Progress reports
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
  • Activities to develop the capacity of States towards broader participation in and effective implementation of UNCLOS and its implementing Agreements
  • Development of necessary infrastructure and/or enforcement capabilities to comply with international law, as reflected in UNCLOS and as complemented by other ocean-related instruments
Recommendations of submarine cable industry best practices that are consistent with UNCLOS and SDG 14
Publication of reports and peer-reviewed papers on the relationship between submarine cables and the marine environment
Organization of workshops and presentations on the relationship between submarine cables and the marine environment
Dissemination of information to decision makers and the public via the media, the ICPC website and presentations
Staff / Technical expertise
Joint efforts of ICPCs International Marine Environmental Advisor and ICPCs International Law Advisor within budget allocated by ICPCs Executive Committee
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 - 2030
International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Keith Schofield, ICPC General Manager , general.manager@iscpc.org, +44 7836 249376
Lymington, United Kingdom
Other SDGs
United Nations