The Commonwealth Blue Charter is an agreement by all 56 Commonwealth countries to actively cooperate to:

→  solve ocean-related challenges

→  meet commitments for sustainable ocean action.

Blue Charter Project Incubator

The Commonwealth Blue Charter Project Incubator is now accepting applications under its first Small Grants Round. This round of applications closes on 10 January 2023.  

Funding is available for projects that promote ocean protection and marine development.

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Commonwealth Blue Charter

The underlying principles of the Blue Charter come from the Charter of the Commonwealth, which was signed by Queen Elizabeth II in 2013.

The Blue Charter helps Commonwealth countries work together on a fair, inclusive and sustainable approach to ocean protection and economic development.

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Action Groups

The Commonwealth Blue Charter works through a set of Action Groups, each devoted to a particular ocean issue. Action Groups are driven by member countries, led by ‘Champion’ countries.

So far 16 countries have stepped forward to be Champions on 10 topics. Action Groups will unlock the power of 56 nations and guide the development of tools and training.

 

Did you know?

49
out of 56 Commonwealth countries have marine coastlines
36%
of national marine waters are in the Commonwealth
2600km
is the length of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest reef
37
Commonwealth countries have 45% of the world's coral reefs
45%
of Commonwealth countries are small island developing states – those most vulnerable to ocean and climate change

 

 

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Ocean Action Report

 

Ocean Action Report 2022

This report serves as a compilation of action under the 10 Action Groups, in the context of wider Commonwealth Ocean action, with the aim of highlighting the impact of the Commonwealth Blue Charter. 

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Partners

Become a partner

If your organisation is interested in contributing to the work of the Commonwealth Blue Charter, please complete the form linked to below. 

Complete Partner form