Ocean Action Hub

21 Aug 2019 - This week the United Nations is meeting to negotiate a treaty that would protect the open ocean by 2030 from climate change, pollution and over-exploitation.

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17 Jul 2019 - Quietly but steadily, the most important environmental treaty that most people have never heard of is taking shape.

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5 Apr 2019 - At least 30% of international waters could soon form part of a protected global network of marine reserves to help save sea life from extinction.

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4 Apr 2019 - The Intergovernmental Conference on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) continued discussions on Wednesday

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26 Mar 2019 - Delegates call for increased cooperation and special attention to developing states in talks on new treaty as conference opens second session.

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28 Dec 2018 - In 2018 the United Nations began negotiations for a new treaty to protect high seas wildlife, paving the way for marine protected areas.
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4 Sept 2018 - The first significant steps towards legally protecting the high seas are to take place at the UN in New York this week.

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27 Jul 2018 - The remaining wilderness areas, mostly in the remote Pacific and at the poles, need urgent protection from fishing and pollution, scientists say
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24 Dec 2017 - A new international effort hopes to stem the tide of illegal and under-regulated fishing and otherwise protect the ocean from a range of threats, to benefit everyone.

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2 Aug 2017 - More than half of the world’s oceans belong to no one, which often makes their riches ripe for plunder.

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12 July 2017 - New rules are urgently needed to protect life in the open seas, scientists have warned.

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26/07/2016 - Elisa Morgera, Elsa Tsioumani and Daniela Diz, BENELEX 

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