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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.

Ocean focus expected in next round of climate talks

19 December 2018

With global climate talks freshly concluded last weekend in Katowice, Poland, some Commonwealth countries are already working towards a stronger ocean focus at next year’s negotiations in Chile.

Commonwealth ocean action gains traction at COP24

9 December 2018

“Real experiences” are what drove some Commonwealth countries to take up the banner for the ocean, stepping forward to champion action groups of like-minded members working together to tackle some of the world’s most pressing ocean problems.

Designers bring a sea of change to global fashion industry in Kenya

28 November 2018

Seventy-one per cent of the Earth's surface is covered by water, and some forward-looking fashion designers think it could be a new frontier for their industry.

Seychelles Steps Forward as Commonwealth Champion for Marine Protection

28 November 2018

Efforts to protect the ocean have received a major boost with the announcement that Seychelles will lead a Commonwealth Blue Charter action group on marine protected areas.

Commonwealth at COP24

2 December 2018 to 14 December 2018

COP24 provides opportunities for the Commonwealth to advocate on behalf of our member countries, especially for the concerns of small and other vulnerable states who are most threatened by climate change.

New action on oceans to be revealed at Kenya conference

24 November 2018

Further support for the Commonwealth's vital initiative to protect the world's oceans, seas and lakes will be announced at a side event of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, on 27 November 2018

New partnership to explore ocean depths

19 November 2018

A new partnership between the Commonwealth and Nekton will support scientific exploration of the Indian Ocean in Commonwealth countries of the region, for enhanced ocean governance.

Commonwealth countries rally behind ocean action

14 November 2018

Momentum continues to build for the Commonwealth’s flagship initiative on ocean issues – the Commonwealth Blue Charter - as countries step up collective efforts to save the seas. 

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