“The ‘OCEAN’ is essential to the future peace of humanity”
The Sunhak Peace Prize for the peace of humanity has focused on the ocean as its 2015 thematic focus.
In the 20th century, the causes threatening the peace of humanity were wars and conflicts between regions. However, in the 21st century, the complex problems that threaten peace, such as climate change, the food crisis, energy depletion, water scarcity, population growth, urbanization, etc., are all globally linked, and threaten the very survival of humanity. In particular, ‘climate change’ and the ‘food crisis’ are the greatest challenge to peace in the 21st century.
The ocean, covering 71% of the Earth, not only has an absolute ‘climate regulation function’ but also enormous ‘food and resources supply capabilities’. Thus, it is truly a treasure chest essential to peace and human development for future generations.