This week, we also celebrated World Oceans Day 2021 and the kick-off of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, these occasions remind us of the economic, social and cultural significance of our oceans. For SIDS as Large Ocean States, this holds particularly true. As stewards of ocean conservation and frontrunners of ambitious climate action, SIDS continue to show leadership in amplifying global action. In a recent demonstration of this, Ambassador Walton Alfonso Webson of Antigua and Barbuda, AOSIS Chair, is leading a coalition of 76 states to call for the Oceans Day Plastic Pollution Declaration, a new, legally binding global agreement on plastic pollution. Learn more below. Explore the 40th issue of the SIDS bulletin to learn how SIDS are harnessing the opportunities of the Blue Economy for an inclusive, green recovery and more!
Here are some ocean related highlights from this issue:
- SIDS urge the global community to come together to address the biggest challenge of the oceans
- BlueDIGITAL to redesign MSME's traditional model and bridge the digital divide for bluer and greener future
- Building back bluer: How blue financing can sustain community-led marine conservation in Fiji
- Pursuing decisive and collaborative climate action is key in addressing ocean-driven security challenges in the Pacific
- Why fostering ocean science is critical in securing a sustainable ocean future in Pacific SIDS
- A total investment in nature of US$8.1 trillion is required by 2050, how can we achieve this goal?
- The Value of Coral Reefs: Mobilizing action #ForCoral can deliver benefits of US$2.7 trillion
Read the full issue here: https://mailchi.mp/c9270ef2f4ef/undp-sids-bulletin-issue-10245509