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Partnership with Arizona State University will help track climate impact on coral reefs Fish around a coral reef

28 September 2021

A new agreement between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Arizona State University (ASU) will leverage cutting-edge coral-mapping technology to protect and restore coral reefs in the Commonwealth.

Event: Commonwealth Secretariat at COP26 Commonwealth at COP26

31 October 2021 to 12 November 2021

The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 is scheduled to be held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November. At COP26, the Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting its first ever Commonwealth Pavilion, to serve as an inclusive and collaborative space for member countries and accredited organisations. Explore the schedule of events now and watch the livestream from November 1. You can also follow the Commonwealth Secretariat at COP26 on social media by using the hashtag #CommonwealthForClimate.

How space tech is aiding mangrove conservation in the Commonwealth Mangrove trees along river

27 August 2021

Powerful satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above Earth are helping some Commonwealth countries save and restore vital mangrove ecosystems while combatting climate change.

Antigua and Barbuda, UK sign maritime boundary agreement Antigua & Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Resident British High Commissioner Lindsy Thompson at the signing ceremony

19 August 2021

The governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the United Kingdom have signed a milestone agreement, marking a key step in defining Antigua and Barbuda’s maritime jurisdiction – one of the largest in the Eastern Caribbean - and advancing the development of its blue economy.

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General on the latest IPCC climate report

9 August 2021

Statement by The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth on the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released today

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.