Ocean Action Hub

14 Oct 2019 - For all the obvious benefits of plastic (and packaging more generally), the industry can no longer hide the fact that it’s polluting our planet.

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9 Oct 2019 - Philanthropic capital has a key role to play in paving the way towards sustainable waste management and recycling supply chains and creating investible solutions at scale.

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8 Oct 2019 - All elements of society must work together to assure the continued survival of our oceans, and that includes corporate action.

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3 Oct 2019 - Floating boom finally retains debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, creator says.

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12 Sept 2019 - The ocean’s health is in trouble. 

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29 Aug 2019 - To prevent several millions tons of plastic from flushing into the ocean every year, engineers are paving roads with it.

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31 May 2019 - The meeting aims to contribute to the preparatory process in the lead-up to the 2020 UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

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8 May 2019 - New approaches to the ocean are allowing production and protection to operate together.

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23 Apr 2019 - We need a new business model that shifts the industrial approach of "take, make, dispose" to a more circular approach, where products are recycled, upcycled and reused.

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22 Apr 2019 - The Danish island of Bornholm has an aging incinerator that will soon need replacement. Instead, the local government is adopting a totally new system.

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19 Apr 2019 - Shampoo, lotion, deodorant: They all come swathed in plastic. But some companies are trying to change that.

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21 Jan 2019 - Personal care brand Procter & Gamble has joined forces with several major companies to launch a new organisation to tackle plastic waste levels in the ocean.

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10 Jan 2019 - Iberostar Group is taking action to deliver measurable improvements by reducing plastic consumption, improving coastal health and promoting responsible seafood consumption.

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20 December 2018 - A recent surge in pledges to protect and sustainably manage our ocean pushed the number of concrete actions registered on the United Nations’ global platform for volun
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IISD - To follow-up on outcomes from its Ocean Conference, held in 2017, the UN launched nine thematic multi-stakeholder “Communities of Ocean Action”, including one on fisheries.

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9 Oct 2018 - Hindu temples in southern India are taking a stand against single-use plastic. Other faiths are taking notice.

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29 May 2018 - Straws, plates, cutlery and cotton buds are among the plastic products prohibited under the proposed new rules.

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18 May 2018 - A wide consortium of global tuna buyers, NGOs, and fishing industry associations have issued a call to regional fishery management organizations that they adopt more stringen

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30 Apr 2018 - UK-based retailer Waitrose has pledged £1 million to fight marine plastic pollution.

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24 April 2018 - 541 individual commitments include the provision of financial resources, with total financing amounting to approximately US$25.5 billion.

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19 Dec 2017 - Nine thematic multi-stakeholder Communities of Ocean Action to spur further Ocean Action and maintain momentum until the next Ocean Conference.
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1 Nov 2017 - In honor of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) highlighted its members commitments to the U.

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30 Oct 2017 - The Government of Canada committed to increase the protection of marine and coastal areas to 5% by the end of 2017, and to 10% by 2020, to ensure a healthy and sustainable marine environment now and for future generations. Today, Canada is proud to celebrate the achievement of that first major milestone.

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18 Oct 2017 - Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors and staff from the Peace Boat visited UNDP headquarters to learn about UNDP’s work on ocean conservation and sustainable development.

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6 Oct 2017 - A global conference, Our Ocean, to better protect marine life has raised more than $7 billion and won commitments to protect huge swathes of the Earth's oceans.

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3 Oct 2017 - Peter Thompson, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General's first ever Special Envoy for the Ocean has announced practical follow-up actions to be taken in the wake of th

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The September 2017 edition is dedicated exclusively to Ocean related matters...
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11 Sep 2017 - The Equator Prize Award Ceremony on September 17, 2017 will honour 15 outstanding indigenous and local community initiatives from 12 countries, advancing local nature-based s

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7 Sept 2017 - In June 2017, at The Ocean Conference, 193 Member States of the United Nations committed to a set of ambitious measures that will begin the reversal of the decline o

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6 Sep 2017 - There are some people who have devoted their entire life to maintaining the ecological balance.

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