Ocean Action Hub

Marine and coastal ecosystems provide many services to human society, including food and other goods, shoreline protection, water quality maintenance, waste treatment, support of tourism and other cultural benefits, and maintenance of the basic global life support systems.

The provision of these services is threatened by the worldwide degradation of marine and coastal ecosystems. Fisheries are in global decline. Coastal habitats have been modified and lost, and in many cases the rate of degradation is increasing. Habitat loss and modification result in a loss of ecosystem services and also threaten biodiversity (UNEP, 2006, p. 7).

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The report has been prepared pursuant to paragraph 309 of General Assembly...
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This publication highlights how the GEF has worked with partners to improve...
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A publication featuring first blue solutions from Asia and the Pacific. This...
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This report explains the ecology and social profile of coastal systems in Kenya...
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Restored mangroves serve as 'green infrastructure' and buffer the coastal communities from climate-related storm surges and floods.

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Community management of coral reefs, mangroves, fishing zones, and tropical forests has led to improved livelihoods and the restoration of a unique marine and coastal ecosystem.

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The training course provides an introduction to the theo-retical background of...
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Boyan Slat's story is not quite that of a 20-year-old Wunderkind who magically found a potential fix to a longstanding problem.

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On june 3rd, 19-year-old Boyan Slat unveiled the results of the feasibillity study, indicating that we can likely clean our oceans.

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Special Collection of Reprints from the Working Group II Contribution to the...
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The central activity of Mediterranean Conservation Society is to promote community‐centered conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems in Gökova Bay.

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18-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability.

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