Ocean Action Hub

11 Oct 2019 - Africa’s vision for the “Blue Economy” got a boost from African Development Bank Group (AfDB) this week, with the announcement of US $13.2 million in financing for fisheries and aquaculture in Malawi.

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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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2 Oct 2019 - The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and UNDP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support governments in the creation of public policies to diversify their economies while ensuring inclusive growth and sustainable development.

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1 Oct 2019 - The science is clear — we need to take bold and decisive action now if we want to keep the ocean and planet healthy.

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27 Sept 2019 - 'Blue finance' aims to help raise funding for the responsible use of oceans.

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23 Sept 2019 - There is now overwhelming scientific evidence that the ocean can be a potent force in stabilizing the climate and building a secure future for everyone.

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13 Sept 2019 - Small island nations are calling for global help to cope with the climate crisis unfolding in their backyard, as their ability to respond is curtailed by lack of finance.

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

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3 Sept 2019 - Aquaculture is the world’s fastest-growing form of food production and is the source of half the world’s seafood.

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OCEANS 2019 Seattle conference is taking place from 27 to 31 October 2019.

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27/10/2019 - 15:00 to 31/10/2019 - 16:30
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The World Ocean Summit will be held from 9 to 10 March 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.

Event Date:
09/03/2020 - 08:00 to 10/03/2020 - 21:30
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15 Aug 2019 - When developing a marine protection area, the genetics of species living within that area need to be taken into consideration. Tiny organisms can help make those decisions.

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14 Aug 2019 - Fish stocks are stable and reef health improving, in part thanks to Belize’s substantial ‘no-take’ zones. Now greater legislation is needed to secure progress.

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12 Aug 2019 - Saving reefs will require combining local and global efforts.

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28 June 2019 - Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough has warned our waters are facing the biggest threat in their history, with industrial overfishing putting the entire ecosystem at risk.

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Africa Blue Economy Forum 2019 takes place from 25 to 26 June in Tunisia.

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25/06/2019 - 09:00 to 26/06/2019 - 18:00
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12 Jun 2019 - While ocean plastic pollution is an enormous issue, experts believes that if governments, NGOs, consumers, and businesses team up, it can be solved in ten years.

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

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25 Apr 2019 - Chile plans to use this year’s UN climate talks to focus attention on the world’s most important carbon sponge – the oceans.

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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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28 Mar 2019 - Researchers have determined how much human-made CO2 emissions the ocean took up between 1994 and 2007.

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The event highlights ocean-based science and engineering successes in the areas of resilience, adaptation, mitigation and sustainability and promote scalable solutions across human, climate and ecological dimensions.

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01/04/2019 - 09:30 to 04/04/2019 - 11:30
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12 Mar 2019 - Published by UNDP Maldives, the magazine focuses on the...
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On 8 June every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. Register your event here.
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08/06/2019 - 08:00 to 20:00
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The second session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on an international legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainabl

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25/03/2019 - 09:00 to 05/04/2019 - 18:00
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22 Jan 2019 - Santiago de Chile, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Chile has from Tuesday the southernmost protected area on the continent, in Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica, after the establishme

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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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4 Jan 2019 - Barbara Neumann and Sebastian Unger argue in 'Science' that commitments by governments and NGOs raise awareness, promote engagement, and catalyze political will for action.

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25 Dec 2018 - In November, Costa Rica became the first country in the world to launch a National Action Plan for sustainable fisheries of large pelagic species

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