Ocean Action Hub

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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5 Sep 2017 - The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) in the Philippines is calling for the continuous drive in protecting Tañon Strait against commercial fishing as Oceana reported 30 times the yie

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4 Sep 2017 - Plastic pollution in our seas is depressing – but there are imaginative moves afoot to address the problem.

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30 Aug 2017 - Robust measures are needed to tackle eutrophication, environmental toxins, littering and other threats against Sweden’s lakes, seas and coastlines.

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29 Aug 2017 - Plastic debris in the ocean is an emerging global environmental issue, with densities up to 580,000 pieces per square kilometer documented and high concentrations found along

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23 Aug 2017 - Portugal is next month to sign cooperation agreements with other Portuguese-language countries and with Mediterranean and North Atlantic countries on the oceans, covering applied research programmes, ocean clean-up and sustainable fishing, the minister for the sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, announced on Tuesday.

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Portugal organized the Oceans Meeting 2017, including a ministerial segment, in Lisbon on 7-8 September 20

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07/09/2017 - 12:00 to 08/09/2017 - 18:30
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22 Aug 2017 - Emerging evidence suggests that a certain sunblock component in many lotions that may help protect humans from developing skin cancer is a coral killer. Now, researchers have developed a biodegradable bead that can soak up the sunblock ingredient, oxybenzone, like a thirsty sea sponge.

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18 Aug 2017 - The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will ring the Opening Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market at its MarketSite Headquarters in Times Square, New York, on Monday, 21 August 2017 at 9:30 am EDT, to raise awareness on the urgency of measures required to improve the health of the Ocean.

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17 Aug 2017 - Elimination of government subsidies deemed harmful by the World Trade Organization will be high on the agenda at an upcoming meeting of WTO member states in Argentina.

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21 July 2017 - Costa Rica has ambitious and innovative plans to boost gains on the economic and social fronts while protecting the environment.

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18 July 2017 - A recent study published in the journal Science estimates that there are some 86 million metric tons of plastic in the world’s oceans today—and that every year we add anothe

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Cape Verde

During the UN Ocean Conference on 5-9 June 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York, the national government and other organizations in Cape

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11 July 2017 - All of the members of the U.S. Aquarium Conservation Partnership are eliminating single-use plastic within their own venues, including plastic straws and single-use plastic take-away bags.

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5 July 2017 - South African clean-up associations are preparing well in advance for clean-ups that are planned for neighbourhoods, water sources and beaches around the country as part of Clean-up and Recycle SA Week in September.

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