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Blog: Commonwealth Blue Charter - A beacon of hope for the future of ocean governance

To mark World Oceans Day, Head of Oceans and Natural Resources Nicholas Hardman-Mountford shares how the Blue Charter can help spur lasting global change towards sustainable ocean governance.

Commonwealth and ISA join forces to advance solar energy

5 June 2019

The Commonwealth and the International Solar Alliance have agreed to work in partnership to promote the development and scaling-up of solar power within member countries common to both organisations

Countries urged to act together on clean energy transition

5 June 2019

The first Commonwealth forum on sustainable energy opened yesterday in London with a call by the Deputy Secretary-General Arjoon Suddhoo for countries to act collectively on their “passion” to shift to clean energy, while tackling climate change

Canada convenes kick-off meeting as Blue Charter champion on ocean observation

30 May 2019

Members of the Commonwealth action group on ocean observation gathered in Ottawa, Canada this week to launch a strategy to advance ocean observation opportunities. The meeting also tackled youth and gender issues in ocean science.

Event: Commonwealth Blue Charter - All Champions Meeting

18 June 2019 to 21 June 2019

This event will reflect on the work carried out by Blue Charter Action Groups over the past year within the context of wider ocean issues.

Event: Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Sustainable Energy

3 June 2019 to 4 June 2019

The first ever pan-Commonwealth forum on sustainable energy will take place on 3-4 June, 2019 at Marlborough House in London

Sustainability must remain the heart of the blue economy: Commonwealth

7 March 2019

The blue economy is about more than making money from the ocean, says the Commonwealth’s Head of Oceans and Natural Resources.

Blue Charter action group makes strides toward tackling ocean acidification

21 February 2019

The inaugural Blue Charter action group meeting on ocean acidification has brought us a step closer to finding solutions to the detrimental impacts of rising pH levels on ocean life, Commonwealth Head of Oceans and Natural Resources stated

Extending frontiers of deep sea exploration will improve ocean governance, says Secretary-General

7 February 2019

In March this year state-of-the-art submarines will descend to previously unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean on a pioneering research expedition.

Ground-breaking deep-sea exploration to boost good ocean governance

29 January 2019

Commonwealth governments are set to benefit from a ground-breaking scientific research expedition into the unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean.

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