Ocean Action Hub

25 Mar 2020 - We received a huge wave of proposals to address marine pollution. We're now reviewing all and will contact the best in the coming weeks to invite full proposals.

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23 Mar 2020 - Focusing on materials, ocean cleaning technology, reuse, and changing the value chain, Norwegian companies have come far in developing solutions and technology that can help

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3 Mar 2020 The call to action offers grants between US$50,000 and $250,000 to scalable, replicable and transferable innovations that advance progress on SDG 14 targets. Initial interventions will focus on reducing pollution from plastic and nutrients as called for in SDG target 14.1.

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02 Mar 2020 - The OIC is seeking innovations that are transferable, replicable and scalable. Grants range from $50,000 to $250,000.

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18 Feb 2020 - One solution is a plastic recycling project which enables homes and businesses to deposit their recyclable plastic bottles in branded containers, at fuel stations across Accr

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23 Jan 2020 - UNDP has launched a new call to action, the Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) to accelerate progress on SDG14, seeking innovations that are transferable, replicable and scalable. The Challenge grants range from $50,000 to $250,000.

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21 Jan 2020 - Turning sargassum seaweed into bioplastic and fish offal into fuel are among four industry startups to receive backing from UNDP.

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16 Jan 2020 - The UNDP Barbados & the Eastern Caribbean Blue Economy Accelerator Lab (Blue Lab) has launched the first-ever “Blue Tank” ­– a dynamic forum where innovators will pitch ideas to help build a sustainable blue economy in the Caribbean.

 

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9 Jan 2019 - UNDP Accelerator Lab set the goal of encouraging colleagues to reduce single-use plastic use at work, assuming that behavior change will be transposed to their lives outside w

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23 Aug 2019 - Focus is on challenges including climate change and climate migration, costal zone and oceans management, waste management, government digitalization and the economy.

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5 Nov 2018 - The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond—a pioneering financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects.

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22 Oct 2018 - Researchers in Chile have created a bag that can dissolve in water. The bag has the potential to contribute to reducing marine plastic pollution.

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10 Sept 2018 - The Nordic countries have led the way in utilising as much of the fishing catch as possible, and innovation across the region is now ensuring that, instead of being thrown a

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20 Jul 2018 - Blockchain is one of many ways innovation and technology is being harnessed for social good.
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30 May 2018 - In line with SDG 14, development of Blue Economy sector must also promote social inclusion while ensuring environmental sustainability.

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27 Sep 2017 - A high-level event on ‘SIDS Responding to Climate Impacts and Planning for a Sustainable Future' addressed initiatives, partnerships and actions that can help realize the SDGs.

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30 June 2017 - Each of us must pick one issue — generally, globally, specifically, locally — and engage our many talents and actions toward that one solution. Pick yours, and by so doing, join in turning the tide by marking this the point in history when humanity — you and me — began righting the wrongs perpetrated on our ocean.

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29 Mar 2017 - Rothy's, a US fashion startup, are making women's shoes out of recycled plastic bottles.

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