Ocean Action Hub

27 Jul 2020 - The Guardian - Plastic waste flowing into the oceans is expected to nearly triple in volume in the next 20 years, while efforts to stem the tide have so far made barely a den

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24 Jul 2020 -World Mangrove Day - For many coastal communities, including those in the Western Indian Ocean region, mangroves are critical to economic and food security.

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23 Jul 2020 - The Economist - As the world produces more protective equipment—and gorges on takeaways—pity the oceans

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22 Jul 2020 - The coastal and marine environment supports tourism and fishing, critical to the Maldives economy. Without ecosystem conservation and funding, it could be lost.

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21 Jul 2020 - Applications are open!

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16 Jul 2020 - First-of-its-kind report shows the global economy is better off with more nature protected

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15 Jul 2020 - TIME - "As we restart the economy, this is the chance to reset our goals for a healthy ocean [...] We have a very narrow window of opportunity where we can actually still be effective. Twenty years from now, it will be too late,” says Carlos M. Duarte, a Spanish marine biologist at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.

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14 July 2020 - China and the Republic of Korea have committed to SDG 14.5, protecting 10% of the coastal and marine areas by 2020 in the Yellow Sea region and management effectiveness of MPAs.

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14 Jul 2020 - UNDP/GEF - China and the Republic of Korea have committed to protecting 10% of the coastal and marine areas by 2020 in the Yellow Sea region and management effective

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13 July 2020 - UN News - Coral reefs are being killed by the climate crisis, which is leading to rising sea temperatures.

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10 Jul 2020 -WEF - Using waste food to farm insects as fish food; and high-tech real-time water quality monitoring: innovations that could help change global aquaculture, were showcased at

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9 July 2020 - WORLD BANK - “Building back better should go beyond the green recovery that is being spoken about and embrace a “Blue Recovery.”

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