Ocean Action Hub

News

24 Feb 2017 - The launch brought together worldwide multi-stakeholder initiatives around a common action framework to implement the Paris Agreement to address climate change.

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23 Feb 2017 - Ocean resorts in Asia are working to restore coral reefs damaged by climate change, land-based pollution and the impact of fishing.

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23 Feb 2017 - Ocean scientists will test ways to limit damage from climate change, pollution and over-fishing to prevent destruction of all reefs by 2050.

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Events

UN Headquarters, Conference Room 11

Watch the video recording of this side event here 

Event Date:
14/02/2017 -
13:15 to 14:30
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Focus: How to finance a sustainable ocean economy. Organized by The Economist.

Event Date:
22/02/2017 - 03:45 to 24/02/2017 - 12:45
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High-level representatives of the Baltic Sea countries and EU ​meet to discuss the SDGs.

Event Date:
28/02/2017 - 04:00
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14 LIFE BELOW WATER

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

Country Action

Indonesia

Indonesia - The Indonesian Waste Platform (IWP) was established in October 2015 as a 'hub' connecting stakeholders who are involved in solutions on land-based and marine-based waste from a

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Cuba

Natural solutions to sustainability challenges in Cuba: The Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago lies at the heart of the broader Sabana-Camagüey Ecosystem (SCE). 

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Belitung is a small archipelago situated on the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. It comprises one main island and several small islands, and is part of Bangka Belitung Islands Province.

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Videos

22 Feb 2017 - OCEAN UNITE - The Ocean is probably the biggest employer in the world, it provides half the oxygen we breathe, it has absorbed a quarter of our CO2 emissions and puts food on

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Watch the livestream of the high-level panel side event in the margins of the Preparatory Meeting for the Ocean Conference (15-16 February 2017) at UN Headquarters in New York.

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Inspirational video by H.E Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, of why the Ocean Conference to be held in New York from 5-9 June 2017 is so important.

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Documents

Policy brief offering 3 key recommendations: Develop a registry of ocean commitments; Establish regional partnerships for sustainable oceans and Prepare a global thematic review for the oceans.

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Published by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre as a supplement to the Ocean Data Viewer.

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