Ocean Action Hub

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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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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19 June 2017 - Dell has begun shipping its XPS 13 in materials made in part from 

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15 June 2017 - Following the historic Ocean Conference (June 5-9), held to mobilize action towards achieving the targets set for the 

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Peru

El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), en coordinación con el Ministerio de la Producción (PRODUCE) y el Ministerio del Ambiente (MINAM), realizó una consulta nacional a fin

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Seychelles

31 May 2017 - The Government of the Seychelles has considered and approved the presentation of four voluntary commitments from the Seychelles to the Ocean Conference to be held in New York

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26 May 2017 - Two Australian surfers are on a mission to stop plastic pollution in the ocean.

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Peru

El planeta Tierra es azul. Por eso, para algunos, es un sinsentido que se llame Tierra; debería llamarse Océano.

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On 11 May, Ocean Cleanup, a foundation developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, announced a design breakthrough to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years.

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PEMSEA partners are targeting to cover 25 percent of the region’s coastline under ICM by 2021, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste.
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11 May 2017 - The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch foundation aiming to rid the oceans of plastic waste says it will start cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within 12 months.

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11 May 2017 - The South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme is supporting countries to protect coastal and marine ecosystems and build regional resilience.

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Indonesia

A social initiative driven by youth in Bali, Indonesia to say NO to plastic bags!

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Cape Verde

Monthly beach clean-ups in Sal island led to plans to establish a recycling facility. 

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Netherlands

A not-for-profit foundation based in the Netherlands, The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s ocean of plastic.

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