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Action and innovation to drive Commonwealth Blue Charter champs

19 June 2019

‘Champion’ countries of the Commonwealth Blue Charter - a commitment made by the 53 Commonwealth member states to work together to solve ocean-related problems - are laying the groundwork for joint action and developing robust, innovative strategies to tackle the world’s most pressing ocean issues.

Commonwealth Blue Charter champions to convene in London

14 June 2019

Countries leading action for ocean health and governance in the Commonwealth will meet in London next week to share strategies and firm up plans for action under the Commonwealth Blue Charter. Agreed unanimously by leaders in April 2018, the Commonwealth Blue Charter commits all 53 member countries to work together on solving crucial ocean-related challenges.

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.

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.

Applications open for second round of Blue Charter fellowships

29 May 2019

Emerging scholars have a key opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research on marine plastic pollution at top universities and firms across the Commonwealth.

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.

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 fellows to turn the tide on marine plastic

22 February 2019

Blue Charter fellows have met in London to show how their research helps develop environment-friendly alternatives to disposable plastic, which will chart a better course for our planet

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.

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