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Ask the Expert: The road to clean energy - a look at how Commonwealth countries are making the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy Wind turbines in the desert

16 July 2019

The ‘Ask The Expert’ series features some of the leading specialists who work at the Commonwealth Secretariat. In this edition, Alache Fisho, Legal Adviser at the Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate, looks at how Commonwealth countries are making the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy.

Blue Charter group gears up to protect and restore ‘priceless’ coral reefs Coral reefs Action Group participants

14 July 2019

Commonwealth countries devoted to saving the world’s coral reefs met in Townsville, Australia this week to outline immediate and long-term actions they can take to ensure the health of coral reef ecosystems.

New book enlightens young readers on deep sea mining Submarine travelling underwater

5 July 2019

A new illustrated book, co-published by the Commonwealth, seeks to educate children about seabed minerals and the impacts of their exploitation through deep sea mining.

Commonwealth explores model law for sovereign wealth funds

2 July 2019

Plans are being floated for the creation of a Commonwealth “model law” aimed at helping countries manage profits gained from their natural resources. On 24-25 June, senior officials from 17 member countries joined a two-day workshop on natural resource sovereign wealth funds (SWFs).

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.

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.

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