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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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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1 Jun 2018 - The ocean is an abundant resource and therefore has the potential to expand existing sectors as well as nurture entirely new ones – if we manage it appropriately.

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Within the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and CDB’s...
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31 May 2018 - New software targets the most abundant fishing grounds and reduces catch of unwanted or protected species using satellite data, maps and observations.

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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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Join the UN Global Compact for the launch of its Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business.

Event Date:
07/06/2018 - 09:00 to 08/06/2018 - 18:00
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29 May 2018 - Straws, plates, cutlery and cotton buds are among the plastic products prohibited under the proposed new rules.

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