Ocean Action Hub

17 May 2019 - NY Times - A new survey of remote islands off the coast of Australia found mountains of plastic weighing as much as a blue whale.

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16 May 2019 - The importance of gender equality for the effective conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources is increasingly being recognized.

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15 May 2019 - António Guterres outlined two “fundamental challenges” facing Pacific leaders: climate change and the world’s rising ocean, which threatens to submerge low-lying nations.

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14 May 2019 - Almost all governments have agreed to include plastic waste in a legally-binding framework to better regulate its global trade, and launched a new 'Partnership on Plastic Waste' in support.

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13 May 2019 - Co-hosted by Kenya and Portugal, the high-level conference will focus on solutions to achieve SDG 14.

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10 May 2019 - Hosts of UN climate talks push ocean health up political agenda in year when IPCC scientists will deliver major report on climate link.

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9 May 2019 - Centre will bring together experts, researchers and policymakers from least developed countries and other African and Asian countries to develop their fisheries sectors.

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7 May 2019 - The Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies will expand financing and technical assistance for ocean health and marine economy projects to $5 billion from 2019 to 2024, including cofinancing from partners. 

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6 May 2019 - From coral reefs flickering out beneath the oceans to rainforests desiccating into savannahs, nature is being destroyed at a rate that is tens to hundreds of times higher than

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3 May 2019 - Low-cost acoustic tags attached to fishing nets are being trialled as part of a major new project to reduce marine litter and 'ghost fishing'.

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2 May 2019 - Report titled, ‘Oceans and the Law of the Sea,’ aims to facilitate discussions on ocean science and the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

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1 May 2019 - Kristian Teleki - It’s easy to lose sight of good news amid the barrage of negative stories about the threats facing the ocean—everything from growing plastic pollution to dyi

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