Ocean Action Hub

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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27 Dec 2018 - The oceans might also contain the solution to this massive problem.

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26 Dec 2018 - A warming world is profoundly changing human culture and history—and it may just be the beginning.

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19 Dec 2018 - Ngân joined the Ocean Action Campaign to #respect and help #SaveOurOcean in August 2018. Learn about her story and why she joined the campaign.

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13 Nov 2018 - Vince joined UNDP Ocean Action Hub’s global campaign to #respect and help #SaveOurOcean in September 2018. He shares his story from the campaign.

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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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When we come together, great things happen. There is a unique power when two or more people gather to achieve a common goal. The key word is interdependence.

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7 Sep 2018 - They organized a Children’s Clean Ocean Summit at the United Nations in Vienna (titled The Last Whale) so they could decide for themselves what must be done and share their perspectives with the world.

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31 Aug 2018 - Do these six pain-free things, and you’ll help reduce the impact plastic is having on oceans and other waterways around the world.

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29 Aug 2018 - The portable Trashpresso is turning trash into building supplies.

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24 Aug 2018 - Scientists have cataloged over 30 ways that the sea supports human well-being, including providing a source of nutrition, supplying raw materials and supporting recreational activities.

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22 Aug 2018 - Did you know that the choices your local grocery store makes can have a global impact on the environment?

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16 Aug 2018 - To help promote the growth of a coral reef ecosystem in the Maldives, a team has designed and 3D printed an artificial reef made from hundreds of ceramic and concrete modules.

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9 Aug 2018 - By the end of the century, the ocean is predicted to become two-and-a-half times more acidic, which is bad news for sea life.

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8 Aug 2018 - Denim made from ocean-trash plastic? Recycled fishnets? Meet the wave of the future.

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6 Aug 2018 - A new study finds that only 13 percent of the ocean can be classified as “wilderness.” But what does this even mean?

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19 Jul 2018 - Sylvia Earle and Jessica Cramp share what inspires them and how everyone can help make a cleaner, bluer world.

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6 Jul 2018 - Fisherman in India’s southern state of Kerala are taking on the battle to cut the level of plastic waste in the oceans.

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2 Jul 2018 - Approximately 40% of the world’s 7.6 billion people live within 62 miles (100km) of an ocean coast. For the other 60%, some of whom may never have even seen an ocean, the seas still play a vital role in their lives.

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Peace Boat’s Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Programme, was first held in...
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In 2017, a group of young leaders from states on the front line of climate change and marine degradation joined Peace Boat's 95th Global Voyage in Barcelona as a part of a new programme to highlight t
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8 Jun 2018 - In celebration of World Oceans Day, a global campaign is being launched by UNDP and partners to invite people from all walks of life, to volunteer to take action.

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11 Jun 2018 - The journey of plastic to the ocean is marked by opportunities to change course.

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6 Jun 2018 - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that there would be more plastic than fish by 2050 if the present trends continue.

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6 Jun 2018 - India’s Prime Minister has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022 with an immediate ban in urban Delhi.

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5 Jun 2018 - Managed marine protected areas are an effective tool in coastal ocean conservation. They are also ripe to be included in investment structures. The upsides for everyone may help push the protected area of the world’s seas from 2% to 30% by 2030.

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This paper sets out the latest thinking on how we rethink the way we...
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4 Jun 2018 - The celebrated author Margaret Atwood has told a conference that humanity's future is linked to the survival of ocean ecosystems.

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23 May 2018 - In an innovative project, fishermen in Kerala collect ocean plastic for recycling, cleaning the ocean in the process.

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16 May 2018 - The miracle material has made modern life possible. But more than 40 percent of it is used just once, and it’s choking our waterways.

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