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Event: Mapping mangrove ecosystems using satellite technology Mangroves in Belize

26 July 2021

To mark the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem on 26 July, the Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a virtual event to showcase how powerful satellite technology can support the conservation and sustainable management of mangroves in the Commonwealth.

Barbados steps forward as Commonwealth co-champion for marine protected areas World Ocean Day webinar speakers

10 June 2021

Barbados has announced it is joining Seychelles to co-champion Commonwealth action on marine protected areas, a vital area in promoting ocean conservation and the sustainable blue economy.

Commonwealth countries call for a “blue reset” in pandemic’s wake Speakers at the Commonwealth's World Ocean Day event

8 June 2021

Commonwealth member countries are supporting a call to “reset and rebuild” equitable, resilient ocean economies in the wake of the devastating impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Ocean Day 2021 - The Blue Reset: Building resilient and equitable ocean-based economies post-COVID fisherman casting his net

8 June 2021

This high-level Commonwealth virtual event celebrates World Ocean Day, highlighting how protecting the health of the ocean and coastal communities is critical to national and international economic recovery.

Commonwealth countries target inclusive shift to clean energy Solar farm in Tonga

14 May 2021

The Second Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Forum concluded today with strong recommendations for member countries to work together to fast-track an inclusive, just and equitable transition to low-carbon energy systems across the Commonwealth.

Caribbean countries discuss financing for climate action on land ClimateLands

6 May 2021

More than 70 delegates from 16 Caribbean countries joined international partners to discuss financing solutions for climate action on land, and share their experiences in tackling the inter-related challenges of desertification, biodiversity loss and climate change.

Event: 2nd Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Forum Floating wind farm

12 May 2021 to 14 May 2021

The Commonwealth recognises the critical importance of sustainable energy to economic development and the imperative to transition to clean forms of energy.

New policy handbook to help governments fight ocean acidification The Foreign Affairs Minister of New Zealand, Nanaia Mahuta

27 April 2021

A new policy handbook, launched today, will help Commonwealth governments put in place strategies to tackle ocean acidification - a key aspect of climate change.

Hack the Planet competition seeks solutions to the world’s most pressing ocean challenges Coral reefs

19 April 2021

To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, the Commonwealth Secretariat and Satellite Applications Catapult are launching the first-ever Hack the Planet competition, in search of innovative, impactful and scalable ideas that will tackle the threats facing communities around the world, linked to ocean degradation and the climate crisis.

Commonwealth to bolster action on sustainable land use management on the road to COP26 day of forests

19 March 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has urged member countries to integrate sustainable land use management into their national climate action plans, with a focus on nature-based solutions, on the road to the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 this November.

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