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, and led by 'Champion' countries.
Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance
The United Kingdom and Vanuatu are working together to lead this Action Group on tackling marine plastic pollution – the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance (CCOA).
Coral Reef Protection and Restoration
Australia, Belize and Mauritius are co-championing the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Group on Coral Reef Protection and Restoration.
Mangrove Ecosystems and Livelihoods
Sri Lanka has stepped forward to be a Commonwealth Blue Charter Champion and lead an Action Group on Mangrove Ecosystems and Livelihoods.
Marine Protected Areas
Barbados and Seychelles have stepped forward to champion the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Group on Marine Protected Areas.
New Zealand will champion the Ocean Acidification Action Group – improving the capacity of countries to address the issue, particularly in small-island developing states.
Ocean and Climate Change
Fiji has stepped forward to champion the Ocean and Climate Change Action Group.
Cyprus has stepped forward as the Commonwealth Blue Charter Champion on Sustainable Aquaculture.
Sustainable Blue Economy
Antigua and Barbuda and Kenya are championing an Action Group on developing an integrated approach to the Blue Economy.
Sustainable Coastal Fisheries
Maldives and Kiribati co-champion the Action Group on Sustainable Coastal Fisheries.
For more information, please visit our FAQs on joining an Action Group.