Karan Jerath

Karan Jerath is an undergraduate student at the University of Texas where he researches solutions and preventative measures for offshore oil spills. He was recognized in 2016 as one of Forbes "30 under 30" in the energy sector. He is also a Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals, designated by the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth. For more information please visit: http://www.un.org/youthenvoy/youngleadersmeettheleaders/ 

Sustainable Development Goal 14, Life Below Water, does not end with the oceans, but instead, starts with the oceans. By protecting our oceans, we are able to work towards living healthier more sustainable lives with fewer contaminants in our food, harnessing natural energy resources such as wind and tidal energy, and reducing the effects of climate change.