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 3rd Meeting of the Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOS3) will convene from 10-14 December 2018, in Monaco.

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10/12/2018 - 10:00 to 14/12/2018 - 17:00
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28 Nov 2018 - Innovative UNDP-supported climate change adaptation project will restore reefs, protect food security and promote disaster risk reduction.

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20 Nov 2018 - This paper examines some of the most innovative approaches to the...
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19 Nov 2018The Lab has opened its call for proposals for the 2019 cycle, seeking innovative financial ideas that can unlock investment to tackle some of the most difficult climate and sustainable development challenges.

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19 Nov 2018 - CITES and UNDP, working in partnership to facilitate the global celebration of the UN World Wildlife Day 2019 (March 3), announced today the theme of the day as-  'Life below water: for people and planet'.

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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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8 Nov 2018 - UN Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson, says that MPAs need to increase well beyond 10% and improve their management and enforcement policies.

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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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2 Nov 2018 - The Pacific archipelago is to ban sunscreens that some researchers believe are killing off coral reefs.

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1 Nov 2018 - Traditional knowledge and cultural heritage bring unique perspectives.

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30 Oct 2018 - The EU made 23 new commitments, representing €300 million for the blue economy; climate change impacts; marine pollution; marine protection and sustainable fisheries.

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25 Oct 2018 - Learn more about cheap green living and the steps you can take...
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