Ocean Action Hub

5 Feb 2020 - SDG Knowledge Hub - This new decade starts at a critical moment for the future of the Ocean.

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4 Feb 2020 - THIS WEEK: Tues 4 - Weds 5 Feb preparations kick off for the 2020 UN Ocean Conference everything you need to know here:

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3 Feb 2020 - The call to action will offer grants between US$50,000 and $250,000 to scalable, replicable and transferable innovations that advance progress on SDG 14 targets.

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31 Jan 2020 - New plastics initiative was officially announced today by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with th

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28 Jan 2020 - OECD - The Blue Economy relies on healthy ocean ecosystems for the abundance of resources that generate these incomes, and its future looks bleak. We need significantly more sustainable ‘blue’ investment to move from current destructive approaches to ocean assets, to a climate-secure and prosperous Blue Economy.
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27 Jan 2020 - WEF - The young generation is finding solutions to the world's problems: Bali has introduced a plastic bag ban after Melati Wijsen's campaign; Indonesia's President has now promised to clean up the country's rivers.
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24 Jan 2019 - Patricia Scotland - There are new opportunities to invest in the ocean economy.

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23 Jan 2019 - Members discussed a new proposal from Canada on prohibiting subsidies that contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, and special flexibilities for developing and least developed countries to help them implement a future deal.

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23 Jan 2020 - UNDP has launched a new call to action, the Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) to accelerate progress on SDG14, seeking innovations that are transferable, replicable and scalable. The Challenge grants range from $50,000 to $250,000.

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22 Jan 2020 - Global summits this year could be last chance to tackle crises of ocean, fisheries, biodiversity and climate.

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21 Jan 2020 - Turning sargassum seaweed into bioplastic and fish offal into fuel are among four industry startups to receive backing from UNDP.

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20 Jan 2020 - The Chinese government has announced a new plan to crack down on plastic pollution across the country by 2025, including a ban on single-use plastic straws and bags.

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