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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.

Kenyan designers bring sea change to global fashion industry

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.

Event: 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. 

Blue Charter fellowships to drive research on ocean pollution

19 October 2018

A new fellowship programme will support emerging scholars from Commonwealth countries to conduct world-class research on marine plastics.

Roadmap to boost Seychelles’ blue ocean economy

11 October 2018

The Government of Seychelles in collaboration with the Commonwealth has launched the ‘Blue Economy Strategic Framework and Roadmap’ to build its ocean-based economy.

Strong partners will deliver on Commonwealth Blue Charter, says Secretary-General

10 September 2018

Protecting the ocean today is the best way of ensuring prosperity for future generations, says Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. Her remarks came at a session on the Commonwealth Blue Charter on sustainable ocean governance, held on the margins of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru, which ran from 3 to 6 September 2018

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