Ocean Action Hub

CITES CoP18 is taking place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 23 May to 3 June 2019.

Event Date:
23/05/2019 - 08:00 to 03/06/2019 - 18:00
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17 Dec 2018 - The circular economy is a system in which re-using and recycling is maximised and waste and negative impacts are minimized — a closed loop where as little as possible is thrown away.
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14 Dec 2018 - UNDP, with Bangladesh’s Forest Department, has been working with communities on a unique programme expanding a flourishing greenbelt of mangroves.

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13 Dec 2018 - ​I was almost giving up as it's a little difficult researching on phone but the thought of what my little effort would do to save marine life has kept me going.
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12 Dec 2018 - The conference concluded with hundreds of pledges to advance a sustainable Blue Economy, including commitments related to: marine protection; plastics and waste management; maritime safety and security; fisheries development; financing; infrastructure; biodiversity and climate change; technical assistance and capacity building; private sector support; and partnerships.

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11 Dec 2018 - In his keynote address, Peter Thomson, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, said the second UN Ocean Conference in 2020 should focus on action and funding needed to address risks to the ocean as they relate to climate change.

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10 Dec 2018 - How can new and scaled up investments in coastal areas build the resilience of countries and communities and increase their capacity to cope with climate change?

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7 Dec 2018 - The Cook Islands Meteorological Service (Met Service) is modernising the capture, analysis, and distribution of climate information.

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6 Dec 2018 - Ocean health is remaining relatively stable, but improvements are still needed to achieve a sustainable future.

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5 Dec 2018 - The world’s biggest beverage companies are joining efforts to tackle a global plastic waste problem.

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4 Dec 2018 - Online Hubs Will Enable Governments and Scientists to Make Targeted Improvements to Marine Environments.

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3 Dec 2018 - The inaugural global conference added momentum towards a sustainable bue cconomy. WWF's Pavan Sukhdev looks at the way forward.
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