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Oceans and natural resources

Commonwealth countries are endowed with immense and precious natural resources. These include millions of square kilometres of ocean space and rich fields of gas and oil, minerals and metals, as well as endless renewable reserves in wind and solar energy.

When managed equitably and sustainably, the exploitation of natural resources bolsters national and natural resilience to economic and social crises, improving prosperity for all citizens.

The Commonwealth Secretariat assists its member countries to sustainably manage their natural resources, in the ocean and on land, for the benefit of present and future generations.

We offer governments legal and technical support to develop policies and laws and strengthen national institutions. In collaboration with development partners, we deliver creative solutions for the benefit of our member countries as they seek to implement the Sustainable Development Goals.

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‘Preserve ocean health,’ urges Commonwealth Secretary-General at Ocean Conference

Secretary-General Patricia today urged the world to take action to protect the ocean environment and safeguard the future of nations who depend on the marine economy for national development. MORE

Climate change, oceans and education talks with Fiji high commissioner

Climate change, oceans and education talks with Fiji high commissioner, Jitoko Tikolevu, at the Secretariat’s headquarters in London. MORE